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Polk County, North Carolina; Currituck County, North Carolina; Lenoir County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Polk County, North Carolina
Currituck County, North Carolina
Lenoir County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
31.1%
16.2%
19.8%
11.2%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 20,611 27,072 55,976 1,093,901
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 20,521 23,547 59,511 919,668
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.4% 15.0% -5.9% 18.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,510 23,547 59,495 919,628
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.7%
5.7%
5.7%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.0%
22.4%
22.5%
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
31.1%
16.2%
19.8%
11.2%
Female persons, percent
52.0%
50.5%
52.4%
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.8%
90.6%
55.3%
57.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.4%
5.8%
41.5%
32.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.7%
0.6%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.7%
0.8%
6.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.1%
1.5%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.1%
4.0%
7.5%
13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.7%
87.3%
49.2%
46.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,557 2,962 4,125 48,118
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.6% 2.0% 4.3% 15.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,803 16,051 27,649 454,062
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 73.4% 82.6% 59.4% 56.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $212,300 $251,800 $95,700 $219,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,259 $1,625 $1,125 $1,462
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $386 $437 $431 $492
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $828 $1,107 $724 $1,099
Building permits, 2018 79 425 93 14,049
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 9,047 10,148 23,121 403,546
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.22 2.53 2.42 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 89.3% 87.7% 84.0% 81.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.6% 3.6% 8.0% 19.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 86.4% 90.9% 82.0% 93.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 76.3% 80.4% 74.4% 86.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 90.9% 89.2% 80.4% 90.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 31.7% 23.1% 14.5% 44.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.5% 11.1% 19.1% 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.3%
12.8%
13.5%
12.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.1% 61.1% 58.1% 71.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 50.1% 55.1% 52.2% 65.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,416 D 78,364 2,845,124
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 104,400 17,955 305,492 8,163,870
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 78,166 D D 11,150,033
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 58,697 478,311 21,895,908
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 100,771 275,248 728,897 14,756,869
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $4,971 $11,432 $12,307 $15,228
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 27.0 37.2 22.0 26.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $48,834 $66,284 $38,387 $64,312
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $30,344 $30,017 $22,361 $37,298
Persons in poverty, percent
11.8%
9.7%
22.1%
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 476 665 1,202 32,102
Total employment, 2017 3,948 4,577 24,290 623,205
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 121,103 160,347 860,007 38,422,403
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 1.3% 3.7% 2.5% 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,031 2,166 3,170 99,156
All firms, 2012 2,163 2,426 4,470 101,799
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,255 1,429 2,601 52,010
Women-owned firms, 2012 701 604 1,449 39,281
Minority-owned firms, 2012 88 117 1,146 36,742
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,021 2,266 3,141 60,404
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 411 328 881 9,615
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,677 1,908 3,289 86,440
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 86.3 89.9 148.5 1,755.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 237.79 261.85 400.59 523.84
FIPS Code 37149 37053 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.

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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