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Wake County, North Carolina; Yadkin County, North Carolina; Carteret County, North Carolina; Granville County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Wake County, North Carolina
Yadkin County, North Carolina
Carteret County, North Carolina
Granville County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.6%
20.2%
25.0%
17.1%
11.2%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,111,761 37,667 69,473 60,443 1,110,356
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 901,052 38,409 66,463 57,538 919,664
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 23.4% -1.9% 4.5% 5.0% 20.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 900,993 38,406 66,469 59,916 919,628
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
5.2%
4.1%
5.0%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.9%
20.8%
17.6%
20.4%
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.6%
20.2%
25.0%
17.1%
11.2%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
50.8%
51.0%
49.0%
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.1%
93.9%
90.0%
64.5%
57.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.0%
3.5%
5.8%
32.1%
32.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.7%
0.6%
0.8%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.5%
0.5%
1.3%
0.7%
6.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
1.3%
2.2%
1.7%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.3%
11.2%
4.3%
8.2%
13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.8%
84.1%
86.5%
58.0%
46.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 51,410 2,371 7,954 3,235 48,118
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 13.2% 5.0% 3.3% 4.5% 15.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 453,345 17,450 50,965 24,856 466,911
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.9% 76.7% 72.2% 73.6% 56.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $265,800 $125,800 $207,900 $149,400 $219,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,612 $1,019 $1,404 $1,284 $1,462
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $506 $334 $427 $407 $492
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,102 $625 $896 $805 $1,099
Building permits, 2019 9,751 58 493 341 12,429
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 390,498 15,448 29,690 21,030 403,546
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.62 2.42 2.28 2.62 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 82.2% 91.3% 85.7% 88.4% 81.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 16.9% 8.9% 5.5% 8.0% 19.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 95.5% 79.8% 90.2% 85.3% 93.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 89.7% 68.6% 82.4% 75.7% 86.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 92.7% 81.0% 91.1% 84.2% 90.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 51.8% 11.3% 28.4% 22.3% 44.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 5.8% 11.5% 14.5% 11.5% 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.0%
14.5%
13.3%
12.5%
13.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 70.4% 54.2% 56.4% 58.1% 71.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.6% 48.7% 52.9% 57.8% 65.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,165,178 34,414 164,400 52,427 2,845,124
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,110,378 60,395 283,725 149,269 8,163,870
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,105,152 748,255 343,677 3,020,569 11,150,033
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,602,580 87,706 85,729 D 21,895,908
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,359,328 242,856 972,796 349,961 14,756,869
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,081 $6,377 $14,384 $5,791 $15,228
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 25.1 26.5 23.2 28.5 26.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $76,956 $42,876 $54,428 $55,628 $64,312
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,102 $23,566 $32,005 $26,228 $37,298
Persons in poverty, percent
8.4%
13.0%
9.8%
13.0%
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 29,406 613 2,025 892 32,102
Total employment, 2017 468,449 8,649 19,540 13,863 623,205
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 25,591,813 292,280 632,046 531,284 38,422,403
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 3.3% 0.2% 5.0% 8.8% 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 95,345 2,342 6,772 3,480 103,292
All firms, 2012 92,382 3,022 7,585 3,178 101,799
Men-owned firms, 2012 48,936 1,862 4,138 1,679 52,010
Women-owned firms, 2012 32,914 813 2,293 1,247 39,281
Minority-owned firms, 2012 24,275 118 403 927 36,742
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 64,622 2,805 6,869 2,156 60,404
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,507 338 1,134 338 9,615
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 78,368 2,515 5,810 2,543 86,440
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,078.8 114.7 131.3 112.7 1,755.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 835.22 334.83 506.25 531.57 523.84
FIPS Code 37183 37197 37031 37077 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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