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Polk County, North Carolina; Washington County, North Carolina

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Polk County, North Carolina
Washington County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20,724 11,580
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20,724 11,580
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 20,516 13,193
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% -12.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,510 13,228
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.8%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.7%
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
32.1%
25.3%
Female persons, percent
52.1%
52.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.8%
47.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.2%
48.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.9%
5.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.7%
44.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,553 937
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.1% 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,846 6,450
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 74.0% 66.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $225,700 $85,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,238 $1,125
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $406 $410
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $851 $607
Building permits, 2019 84 8
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 9,071 4,977
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.23 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 87.7% 89.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 7.2% 2.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 87.7% 72.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 77.3% 62.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 90.8% 83.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 29.1% 11.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 12.5% 14.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.0%
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 50.1% 47.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 45.7% 43.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,416 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 104,400 34,741
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 78,166 394,643
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 174,124
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 100,771 127,671
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $4,971 $10,024
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 27.1 24.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $48,787 $35,979
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $30,756 $23,431
Persons in poverty, percent
12.1%
21.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 483 224
Total employment, 2018 3,910 2,764
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 126,332 105,660
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -1.0% -2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,994 603
All firms, 2012 2,163 865
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,255 395
Women-owned firms, 2012 701 370
Minority-owned firms, 2012 88 199
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,021 597
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 411 221
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,677 573
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 86.3 38.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 237.79 348.14
FIPS Code 37149 37187
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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