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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Swain County, North Carolina

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Swain County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.5%
19.6%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,110,356 14,271
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 919,664 13,978
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20.7% 2.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 919,628 13,981
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.3%
22.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.5%
19.6%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
52.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.3%
63.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
33.0%
1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
30.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.3%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
4.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.8%
5.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.1%
60.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 47,874 769
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 15.4% 2.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 466,911 9,145
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 56.4% 71.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $238,000 $139,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,494 $1,099
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $500 $269
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,146 $642
Building permits, 2019 12,429 77
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 411,097 5,620
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.58 2.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.2% 87.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 20.0% 5.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.4% 75.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 88.2% 60.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 90.3% 79.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 45.4% 18.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.4% 13.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.0%
19.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 70.9% 53.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.4% 50.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,845,124 49,985
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,163,870 89,297
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,150,033 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 21,895,908 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,756,869 107,087
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,228 $7,573
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.4 19.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $66,641 $39,317
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,819 $23,139
Persons in poverty, percent
10.3%
16.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 32,438 370
Total employment, 2018 633,681 3,544
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 40,233,729 113,262
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.7% -4.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 103,292 1,330
All firms, 2012 101,799 1,589
Men-owned firms, 2012 52,010 668
Women-owned firms, 2012 39,281 647
Minority-owned firms, 2012 36,742 471
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 60,404 1,052
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,615 170
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 86,440 1,356
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,755.5 26.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 523.84 528.00
FIPS Code 37119 37173
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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