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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Pender County, North Carolina; Avery County, North Carolina; Yadkin County, North Carolina; Cherokee County, North Carolina; United States

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Pender County, North Carolina
Avery County, North Carolina
Yadkin County, North Carolina
Cherokee County, North Carolina
United States
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.2%
18.0%
22.2%
20.2%
29.6%
16.0%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,110,356 63,060 17,557 37,667 28,612 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,093,901 62,162 17,505 37,543 28,383 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 919,664 52,196 17,807 38,409 27,447 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 919,668 52,198 17,812 38,409 27,444 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20.7% 20.8% -1.4% -1.9% 4.2% 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 18.9% 19.1% -1.7% -2.3% 3.4% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 919,628 52,217 17,797 38,406 27,444 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
5.7%
3.7%
5.2%
4.2%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
22.2%
15.0%
20.8%
16.8%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.2%
18.0%
22.2%
20.2%
29.6%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
50.1%
45.6%
50.8%
51.3%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.5%
81.2%
93.1%
93.9%
93.5%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
32.9%
15.1%
4.6%
3.5%
1.7%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.9%
0.6%
0.7%
1.5%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.4%
0.7%
0.6%
0.5%
0.7%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.1%
1.1%
1.3%
2.5%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.6%
7.4%
5.2%
11.2%
3.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.4%
75.2%
88.5%
84.1%
91.0%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 48,118 4,735 971 2,371 2,819 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 15.0% 4.0% 3.3% 5.0% 2.6% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 454,062 29,625 14,275 17,411 18,407 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 56.5% 80.5% 74.7% 76.7% 80.2% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $219,800 $179,500 $150,600 $125,800 $152,200 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,462 $1,387 $1,068 $1,019 $1,015 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $492 $405 $284 $334 $311 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,099 $895 $765 $625 $718 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 14,049 532 118 57 198 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 403,546 21,766 6,587 15,448 11,895 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.57 2.66 2.15 2.42 2.29 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 81.3% 86.6% 87.0% 91.3% 88.5% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 19.7% 7.5% 5.5% 8.9% 3.6% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 93.4% 88.1% 79.1% 79.8% 81.9% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 86.5% 75.3% 67.2% 68.6% 69.9% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.1% 87.5% 82.3% 81.0% 86.3% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 44.8% 26.4% 20.6% 11.3% 19.2% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.7% 12.5% 12.9% 11.5% 13.7% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.7%
13.7%
20.0%
14.1%
14.0%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 71.1% 57.5% 46.1% 54.2% 47.0% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.5% 53.7% 48.7% 48.7% 44.8% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,845,124 50,456 45,601 34,414 40,981 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,163,870 97,306 72,225 60,395 96,737 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,150,033 191,360 20,461 748,255 317,132 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,895,908 179,439 D 87,706 84,432 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,756,869 386,690 195,454 242,856 363,600 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,228 $7,135 $11,083 $6,377 $13,471 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.2 28.3 21.5 26.5 24.1 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $64,312 $52,989 $38,134 $42,876 $40,294 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $37,298 $27,724 $20,253 $23,566 $22,754 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
11.7%
15.1%
16.8%
13.0%
18.8%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 32,102 1,094 494 613 585 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 623,205 8,997 4,761 8,649 7,487 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 38,422,403 277,682 136,769 292,280 236,562 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 2.6% 7.3% 4.3% 0.2% 15.4% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 99,156 4,438 1,681 2,353 2,214 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 101,799 4,448 1,481 3,022 2,696 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 52,010 2,442 918 1,862 1,581 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 39,281 1,580 414 813 788 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 36,742 676 49 118 133 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 60,404 3,644 1,379 2,805 2,440 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,615 360 149 338 244 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 86,440 3,900 1,232 2,515 2,329 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,755.5 60.0 72.0 114.7 60.3 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 523.84 869.80 247.09 334.83 455.43 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 37119 37141 37011 37197 37039 00
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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