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Washington County, North Carolina; Alamance County, North Carolina; Jackson County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Washington County, North Carolina
Alamance County, North Carolina
Jackson County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
24.4%
16.9%
19.7%
11.2%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 11,859 166,436 43,327 1,093,901
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 13,209 151,160 40,261 919,668
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) -10.2% 10.1% 7.6% 18.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 13,228 151,131 40,271 919,628
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
5.8%
4.4%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.0%
22.2%
16.6%
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
24.4%
16.9%
19.7%
11.2%
Female persons, percent
52.5%
52.6%
50.9%
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
48.0%
73.9%
85.3%
57.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
48.8%
20.6%
2.3%
32.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
1.4%
9.0%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.8%
1.0%
6.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.8%
2.2%
2.2%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.8%
12.9%
5.9%
13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
44.3%
63.4%
81.1%
46.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 809 9,099 2,969 48,118
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.5% 7.9% 3.0% 15.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6,458 71,660 27,432 454,062
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.2% 65.0% 64.5% 56.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $85,000 $147,800 $192,300 $219,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,106 $1,170 $1,163 $1,462
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $432 $367 $292 $492
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $646 $798 $723 $1,099
Building permits, 2018 5 1,419 421 14,049
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 5,073 64,059 16,642 403,546
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.37 2.43 2.32 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 91.8% 86.0% 82.0% 81.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.4% 12.6% 5.7% 19.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 71.6% 86.9% 83.1% 93.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 58.1% 75.9% 67.2% 86.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 79.9% 85.5% 88.4% 90.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.3% 24.0% 30.5% 44.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 16.8% 9.9% 10.1% 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.1%
14.1%
18.2%
12.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 47.9% 62.4% 54.5% 71.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 41.4% 57.7% 51.2% 65.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 254,425 548,517 2,845,124
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 34,741 801,896 201,591 8,163,870
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 394,643 3,138,351 64,546 11,150,033
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 174,124 627,214 D 21,895,908
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 127,671 2,108,413 403,657 14,756,869
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,024 $13,698 $9,980 $15,228
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.8 23.8 19.9 26.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $35,512 $45,735 $44,028 $64,312
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,043 $26,215 $24,073 $37,298
Persons in poverty, percent
21.1%
13.5%
16.7%
11.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 221 3,311 967 32,102
Total employment, 2017 2,829 59,276 11,594 623,205
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 113,943 2,317,296 394,340 38,422,403
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -3.5% 0.3% -12.1% 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 589 10,308 3,098 99,156
All firms, 2012 865 10,990 3,461 101,799
Men-owned firms, 2012 395 5,939 2,050 52,010
Women-owned firms, 2012 370 3,804 977 39,281
Minority-owned firms, 2012 199 2,283 286 36,742
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 597 8,295 3,064 60,404
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 221 1,203 590 9,615
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 573 9,138 2,592 86,440
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 38.0 356.5 82.1 1,755.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 348.14 423.94 490.76 523.84
FIPS Code 37187 37001 37099 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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