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Orange County, North Carolina; Lenoir County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Orange County, North Carolina
Lenoir County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
19.8%
11.2%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 146,027 55,976 1,093,901
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 133,702 59,511 919,668
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9.2% -5.9% 18.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 133,801 59,495 919,628
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.5%
5.7%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.7%
22.5%
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
19.8%
11.2%
Female persons, percent
52.2%
52.4%
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.6%
55.3%
57.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
11.8%
41.5%
32.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.6%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
8.3%
0.8%
6.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
1.5%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.6%
7.5%
13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.2%
49.2%
46.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 5,736 4,125 48,118
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 13.3% 4.3% 15.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 59,184 27,649 454,062
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 61.9% 59.4% 56.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $292,500 $95,700 $219,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,797 $1,125 $1,462
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $577 $431 $492
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,077 $724 $1,099
Building permits, 2018 1,242 93 14,049
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 52,529 23,121 403,546
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.51 2.42 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 77.4% 84.0% 81.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 17.0% 8.0% 19.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 93.5% 82.0% 93.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 87.4% 74.4% 86.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 92.7% 80.4% 90.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 57.6% 14.5% 44.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.9% 19.1% 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.5%
13.5%
12.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.8% 58.1% 71.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.1% 52.2% 65.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 283,037 78,364 2,845,124
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,389,903 305,492 8,163,870
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 161,418 D 11,150,033
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 510,445 478,311 21,895,908
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,385,293 728,897 14,756,869
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,043 $12,307 $15,228
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.9 22.0 26.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $68,211 $38,387 $64,312
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $40,650 $22,361 $37,298
Persons in poverty, percent
12.4%
22.1%
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 3,289 1,202 32,102
Total employment, 2017 46,466 24,290 623,205
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 2,106,876 860,007 38,422,403
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 5.8% 2.5% 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 13,405 3,170 99,156
All firms, 2012 14,373 4,470 101,799
Men-owned firms, 2012 7,689 2,601 52,010
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,219 1,449 39,281
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,019 1,146 36,742
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 11,822 3,141 60,404
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,240 881 9,615
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 12,448 3,289 86,440
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 336.2 148.5 1,755.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 397.96 400.59 523.84
FIPS Code 37135 37107 37119
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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