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Northampton County, North Carolina; Alexander County, North Carolina

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Northampton County, North Carolina
Alexander County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,483 37,497
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,483 37,497
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 22,106 37,182
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -11.9% 0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 22,099 37,198
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.7%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.2%
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
27.0%
20.4%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
49.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
40.4%
90.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
57.2%
5.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.6%
4.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
38.8%
86.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,241 2,052
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 1.5% 3.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,676 16,609
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 68.4% 75.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $83,300 $136,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,100 $1,033
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $410 $325
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $717 $654
Building permits, 2019 20 93
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 8,547 14,169
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.24 2.53
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.2% 90.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.5% 6.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 74.2% 82.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 52.9% 74.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 80.4% 82.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 13.8% 14.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 14.6% 12.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.5%
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 46.8% 58.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 44.2% 55.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,602 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 26,442 33,462
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 246,437 591,468
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 47,830
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 131,215 194,767
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,124 $5,285
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 26.0 24.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $37,146 $48,756
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $22,002 $26,688
Persons in poverty, percent
21.6%
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 244 573
Total employment, 2018 4,370 7,723
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 159,402 261,191
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 3.5% 0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 915 2,371
All firms, 2012 1,090 2,907
Men-owned firms, 2012 628 2,028
Women-owned firms, 2012 412 630
Minority-owned firms, 2012 479 99
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 582 2,742
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 237 451
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 815 2,326
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 41.2 143.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 536.59 259.99
FIPS Code 37131 37003
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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