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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Madison County, North Carolina; Lee County, North Carolina; Wilkes County, North Carolina; United States

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Madison County, North Carolina
Lee County, North Carolina
Wilkes County, North Carolina
United States
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.5%
23.1%
16.8%
22.2%
16.5%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,110,356 21,755 61,779 68,412 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 919,664 20,782 57,849 69,310 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20.7% 4.7% 6.8% -1.3% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 919,628 20,764 57,866 69,340 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
4.7%
6.3%
5.1%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
17.5%
23.7%
20.1%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.5%
23.1%
16.8%
22.2%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
50.7%
51.2%
50.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.3%
96.1%
74.7%
92.7%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
33.0%
1.5%
20.0%
4.7%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.5%
1.3%
0.4%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
0.5%
1.4%
0.6%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.2%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
1.4%
2.4%
1.5%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.8%
2.4%
19.6%
6.9%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.1%
93.9%
57.8%
86.7%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 48,118 1,519 4,030 4,466 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 15.0% 1.9% 10.3% 4.1% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 466,911 11,136 24,728 33,766 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 56.5% 72.6% 66.6% 74.2% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $219,800 $180,400 $138,300 $124,000 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,462 $1,306 $1,152 $1,019 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $492 $329 $394 $320 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,099 $678 $749 $625 $1,023
Building permits, 2019 12,429 105 185 92 1,386,048
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 403,546 8,452 21,744 28,355 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.57 2.40 2.72 2.38 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 81.3% 87.5% 88.3% 92.1% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 19.7% 2.3% 18.0% 6.3% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 93.4% 81.0% 84.1% 81.4% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 86.5% 70.5% 74.4% 71.3% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.1% 85.4% 83.4% 78.6% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 44.8% 27.6% 20.9% 15.5% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.7% 12.2% 11.6% 12.9% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.0%
12.5%
16.2%
15.3%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 71.1% 56.2% 61.5% 55.6% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.5% 52.3% 56.3% 50.3% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,845,124 12,206 84,242 65,660 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,163,870 37,892 249,709 233,666 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,150,033 D 2,751,473 1,156,115 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,895,908 6,806 D D 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,756,869 111,500 832,196 1,365,239 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,228 $5,376 $13,936 $19,699 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.2 28.6 24.8 24.6 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $64,312 $42,410 $48,873 $40,829 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $37,298 $25,326 $23,842 $23,745 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
11.7%
17.0%
15.7%
18.9%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 32,438 347 1,330 1,185 7,912,405
Total employment, 2018 633,681 3,014 25,313 19,084 130,881,471
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 40,233,729 94,886 1,120,682 813,330 7,097,310,272
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.7% -2.8% 7.5% -1.1% 1.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 103,292 2,037 4,005 4,441 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 101,799 1,741 4,810 5,280 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 52,010 980 2,606 3,274 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 39,281 578 1,668 1,315 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 36,742 65 928 377 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 60,404 1,645 3,688 4,721 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,615 186 628 462 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 86,440 1,482 3,835 4,512 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,755.5 46.2 227.0 91.9 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 523.84 449.57 254.96 754.28 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 37119 37115 37105 37193 1
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.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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