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Stokes County, North Carolina; Macon County, North Carolina; Ashe County, North Carolina; Watauga County, North Carolina

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Stokes County, North Carolina
Macon County, North Carolina
Ashe County, North Carolina
Watauga County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 45,467 35,285 27,109 55,945
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 45,467 35,285 27,109 55,945
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 47,417 33,925 27,240 51,057
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) -4.1% 4.0% -0.5% 9.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 47,401 33,922 27,281 51,079
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.5%
5.0%
4.1%
3.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.7%
18.7%
17.6%
12.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.3%
28.5%
25.7%
15.8%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.5%
50.9%
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.8%
95.3%
96.9%
94.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.0%
1.6%
1.0%
1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.8%
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.0%
0.6%
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
1.2%
1.1%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.1%
7.2%
5.2%
3.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.2%
89.0%
92.2%
91.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 3,213 2,820 1,522 2,721
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.5% 5.1% 3.5% 3.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 22,313 25,653 17,787 34,016
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 77.7% 72.8% 75.2% 60.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $128,600 $165,800 $152,500 $239,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,070 $1,055 $1,067 $1,371
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $321 $305 $298 $357
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $650 $747 $596 $807
Building permits, 2018 69 95 94 331
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 19,302 15,699 11,805 20,355
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.35 2.17 2.23 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 92.8% 86.5% 93.3% 76.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.9% 6.6% 5.3% 4.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 80.1% 82.1% 78.3% 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 67.5% 70.7% 69.4% 80.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 83.5% 88.6% 84.2% 89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 13.3% 24.2% 19.0% 41.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.4% 11.3% 10.4% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.3%
15.6%
15.7%
14.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.2% 50.8% 57.9% 56.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.0% 44.6% 54.3% 53.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,129 63,264 23,669 142,099
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 107,123 134,134 73,309 624,851
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 489,711 181,176 232,703 107,955
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,796 33,833 101,911 140,238
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 222,118 432,474 273,003 762,864
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $4,748 $12,769 $10,075 $14,707
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 29.1 21.3 25.7 20.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $46,169 $43,597 $40,978 $45,268
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $25,091 $28,429 $24,039 $24,906
Persons in poverty, percent
12.1%
16.3%
16.9%
21.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 647 1,107 548 1,624
Total employment, 2017 6,305 9,349 5,547 18,141
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 188,327 318,211 186,838 592,616
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 12.5% 0.8% -2.0% 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,849 3,346 2,469 4,962
All firms, 2012 2,843 4,247 2,555 6,304
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,615 2,106 1,646 3,514
Women-owned firms, 2012 984 1,330 589 1,630
Minority-owned firms, 2012 158 214 113 319
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,611 3,928 2,377 5,727
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 323 267 333 675
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,439 3,736 2,080 5,247
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 105.6 65.8 64.0 163.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 448.86 515.56 426.14 312.56
FIPS Code 37169 37113 37009 37189
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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