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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Durham County, North Carolina; Harnett County, North Carolina

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Durham County, North Carolina
Harnett County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.5%
13.6%
12.8%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,110,356 321,488 135,976
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 919,664 270,001 114,691
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20.7% 19.1% 18.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 919,628 267,587 114,678
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
6.3%
7.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
20.4%
25.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.5%
13.6%
12.8%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
52.3%
50.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.3%
54.0%
71.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
33.0%
36.9%
21.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.9%
1.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
5.5%
1.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
2.6%
3.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.8%
13.7%
13.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.1%
43.0%
60.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 48,118 15,218 13,130
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 15.0% 13.8% 6.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 466,911 142,017 53,035
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 56.5% 53.8% 64.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $219,800 $209,300 $148,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,462 $1,438 $1,227
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $492 $473 $396
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,099 $1,014 $864
Building permits, 2019 12,429 3,945 639
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 403,546 123,444 45,086
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.57 2.37 2.82
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 81.3% 79.6% 83.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 19.7% 18.8% 10.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 93.4% 91.8% 89.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 86.5% 85.4% 76.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.1% 88.4% 86.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 44.8% 47.5% 20.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.7% 7.0% 10.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.0%
12.6%
14.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 71.1% 67.6% 55.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.5% 65.2% 53.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,845,124 832,483 99,085
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,163,870 3,784,995 302,420
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,150,033 8,955,517 358,362
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,895,908 6,468,740 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,756,869 3,402,052 869,419
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,228 $12,166 $7,119
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.2 22.8 29.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $64,312 $58,190 $51,630
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $37,298 $34,063 $23,011
Persons in poverty, percent
11.7%
13.5%
14.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 32,438 7,612 1,716
Total employment, 2018 633,681 195,524 21,913
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 40,233,729 13,684,278 709,003
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.7% 1.9% -0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 103,292 26,142 7,511
All firms, 2012 101,799 24,763 7,675
Men-owned firms, 2012 52,010 11,979 4,231
Women-owned firms, 2012 39,281 10,338 2,480
Minority-owned firms, 2012 36,742 9,077 1,783
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 60,404 14,451 5,632
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,615 2,226 1,103
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 86,440 21,268 6,086
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,755.5 935.7 192.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 523.84 285.98 594.99
FIPS Code 37119 37063 37085
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.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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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