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Wake County, North Carolina; Sampson County, North Carolina

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Wake County, North Carolina
Sampson County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
1,190,275
59,601
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
1,190,275
59,601
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
1,170,778
59,027
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
1,129,352
59,042
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
1,129,352
59,042
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
5.4%
0.9%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
3.7%
0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,129,410 59,036
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 900,993 63,431
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.7%
24.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.0%
18.3%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
66.6%
66.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
20.8%
25.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
3.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
8.9%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.4%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.6%
21.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
58.3%
49.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 50,360 2,971
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 13.8% 10.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 493,188 25,856
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 64.3% 73.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $385,700 $116,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,941 $1,155
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $614 $427
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,412 $752
Building permits, 2022 17,961 180
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 430,497 21,395
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.58 2.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 83.5% 93.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 17.9% 19.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 97.5% 87.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 94.2% 77.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 94.0% 82.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 55.7% 14.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 6.1% 10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.2%
17.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 69.8% 56.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 63.9% 49.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,206,703 61,339
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,715,555 183,514
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,438,910 40,864
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 18,099,680 621,824
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,877 $9,841
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 25.4 29.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $96,734 $49,963
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $50,188 $25,969
Persons in poverty, percent
7.5%
20.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 32,026 1,005
Total employment, 2021 497,107 12,381
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 34,259,007 511,061
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -2.1% -1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 104,281 3,956
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 22,980 797
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 13,444 469
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,744 99
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,561 97
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 17,058 595
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,365 59
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 18,906 619
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,353.3 62.4
Population per square mile, 2010 1,078.8 67.1
Land area in square miles, 2020 834.59 945.93
Land area in square miles, 2010 835.22 944.74
FIPS Code 37183 37163
Value Notes

Methodology differences may exist between data sources, and so estimates from different sources are not comparable.

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.

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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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