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Wake County, North Carolina; Hyde County, North Carolina; Ashe County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Washington County, North Carolina

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Wake County, North Carolina
Hyde County, North Carolina
Ashe County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Washington County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.0%
22.6%
26.6%
11.5%
25.3%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,111,761 4,937 27,203 1,110,356 11,580
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 901,052 5,817 27,240 919,664 13,193
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 23.4% -15.1% -0.1% 20.7% -12.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 900,993 5,810 27,281 919,628 13,228
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
3.7%
3.9%
6.6%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.6%
17.0%
17.4%
23.3%
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.0%
22.6%
26.6%
11.5%
25.3%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
46.6%
51.0%
51.9%
52.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
67.9%
70.1%
96.9%
57.3%
47.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.0%
26.7%
1.0%
33.0%
48.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.8%
0.4%
0.8%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.7%
0.7%
0.5%
6.3%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
1.7%
1.2%
2.5%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.4%
9.8%
5.1%
13.8%
5.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.6%
61.8%
92.3%
46.1%
44.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 51,269 211 1,464 47,874 937
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 13.5% 4.6% 3.5% 15.4% 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 453,345 3,406 17,879 466,911 6,450
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 63.9% 67.8% 75.9% 56.4% 66.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $281,700 $141,500 $153,200 $238,000 $85,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,655 $1,249 $1,048 $1,494 $1,125
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $523 $545 $302 $500 $410
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,150 $775 $634 $1,146 $607
Building permits, 2019 9,751 5 115 12,429 8
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 400,172 1,947 11,938 411,097 4,977
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.62 2.36 2.21 2.58 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.1% 90.1% 93.9% 82.2% 89.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 17.2% 12.2% 5.3% 20.0% 2.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 96.1% 79.0% 80.5% 94.4% 72.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 91.4% 56.4% 70.4% 88.2% 62.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 93.0% 80.8% 85.1% 90.3% 83.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 52.8% 9.2% 19.7% 45.4% 11.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.8% 10.0% 10.5% 5.4% 14.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.0%
17.2%
15.4%
13.0%
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 70.2% 49.3% 57.3% 70.9% 47.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.2% 52.2% 53.8% 65.4% 43.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,165,178 D 23,669 2,845,124 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,110,378 D 73,309 8,163,870 34,741
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,105,152 D 232,703 11,150,033 394,643
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,602,580 84,767 101,911 21,895,908 174,124
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,359,328 30,415 273,003 14,756,869 127,671
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,081 $5,191 $10,075 $15,228 $10,024
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 25.5 23.6 24.9 26.4 24.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $80,591 $39,663 $40,962 $66,641 $35,979
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $40,982 $18,245 $24,814 $38,819 $23,431
Persons in poverty, percent
8.0%
19.2%
14.6%
10.3%
21.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 29,622 161 540 32,438 224
Total employment, 2018 478,998 771 5,941 633,681 2,764
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 26,625,337 27,707 211,598 40,233,729 105,660
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.3% -8.0% 7.1% 1.7% -2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 95,345 593 2,507 103,292 603
All firms, 2012 92,382 581 2,555 101,799 865
Men-owned firms, 2012 48,936 326 1,646 52,010 395
Women-owned firms, 2012 32,914 87 589 39,281 370
Minority-owned firms, 2012 24,275 46 113 36,742 199
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 64,622 502 2,377 60,404 597
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,507 F 333 9,615 221
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 78,368 522 2,080 86,440 573
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,078.8 9.5 64.0 1,755.5 38.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 835.22 612.70 426.14 523.84 348.14
FIPS Code 37183 37095 37009 37119 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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