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McDowell County, North Carolina; United States; Northampton County, North Carolina

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McDowell County, North Carolina
United States
Northampton County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.8%
16.5%
27.0%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 45,756 328,239,523 19,483
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 45,002 308,758,105 22,106
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.7% 6.3% -11.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 44,996 308,745,538 22,099
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
6.0%
4.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.0%
22.3%
17.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.8%
16.5%
27.0%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
50.8%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.3%
76.3%
40.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.2%
13.4%
57.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
1.3%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
5.9%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.8%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.4%
18.5%
2.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.2%
60.1%
38.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,760 18,611,432 1,345
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.9% 13.5% 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,600 139,684,244 11,676
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 71.8% 63.8% 69.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $113,900 $204,900 $83,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $971 $1,558 $1,064
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $278 $490 $418
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $643 $1,023 $701
Building permits, 2019 127 1,386,048 20
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 17,961 119,730,128 8,628
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.45 2.63 2.24
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 90.7% 85.5% 88.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 6.6% 21.5% 2.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 81.4% 88.8% 71.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 70.1% 80.4% 51.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 83.8% 87.7% 79.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 16.9% 31.5% 12.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 16.4% 8.6% 14.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.8%
9.5%
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.5% 62.9% 46.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 49.6% 58.2% 43.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 46,500 708,138,598 4,602
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 119,398 2,040,441,203 26,442
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,324,204 5,696,729,632 246,437
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 393,226 5,208,023,478 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 457,780 4,219,821,871 131,215
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,173 $13,443 $6,124
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 23.6 26.6 26.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $40,913 $60,293 $35,499
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,725 $32,621 $20,538
Persons in poverty, percent
15.4%
10.5%
21.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 757 7,912,405 244
Total employment, 2018 13,683 130,881,471 4,370
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 554,545 7,097,310,272 159,402
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.0% 1.8% 3.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 2,722 26,485,532 915
All firms, 2012 2,577 27,626,360 1,090
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,429 14,844,597 628
Women-owned firms, 2012 765 9,878,397 412
Minority-owned firms, 2012 147 7,952,386 479
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,338 18,987,918 582
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 274 2,521,682 237
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,078 24,070,685 815
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 102.1 87.4 41.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 440.61 3,531,905.43 536.59
FIPS Code 37111 1 37131
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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