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Washington County, North Carolina; Greene County, North Carolina; Polk County, North Carolina; Duplin County, North Carolina; Watauga County, North Carolina

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Washington County, North Carolina
Greene County, North Carolina
Polk County, North Carolina
Duplin County, North Carolina
Watauga County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,580 21,069 20,724 58,741 56,177
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,580 21,069 20,724 58,741 56,177
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 13,193 21,353 20,516 58,417 51,061
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -12.2% -1.3% 1.0% 0.6% 10.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 13,228 21,362 20,510 58,505 51,079
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
5.0%
3.8%
6.2%
3.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
19.9%
15.7%
23.8%
12.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
25.3%
17.0%
32.1%
19.4%
16.4%
Female persons, percent
52.8%
45.2%
52.1%
51.2%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
47.7%
58.7%
92.8%
70.4%
94.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
48.9%
36.8%
4.2%
25.5%
1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
2.2%
0.6%
1.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
0.8%
0.7%
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.3%
Z
0.4%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
1.4%
1.5%
1.6%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.6%
15.7%
5.9%
23.0%
4.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
44.2%
46.6%
87.7%
51.0%
91.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 809 1,063 1,557 3,303 2,721
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.5% 7.6% 3.6% 11.8% 3.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,450 8,372 11,846 26,040 34,285
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.2% 70.7% 73.4% 70.0% 60.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $85,000 $85,900 $212,300 $87,000 $239,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,106 $1,045 $1,259 $1,109 $1,371
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $432 $392 $386 $385 $357
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $646 $668 $828 $666 $807
Building permits, 2019 8 25 84 47 488
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 5,073 7,259 9,047 21,781 20,355
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.37 2.56 2.22 2.69 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 91.8% 81.6% 89.3% 85.9% 76.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.4% 15.4% 5.6% 20.3% 4.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 71.6% 83.0% 86.4% 77.6% 89.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 58.1% 71.9% 76.3% 60.9% 80.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 79.9% 74.1% 90.9% 74.2% 89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.3% 10.5% 31.7% 11.1% 41.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 16.8% 18.1% 10.5% 13.7% 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.8%
19.6%
14.0%
20.7%
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 47.9% 52.3% 52.1% 58.1% 56.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 41.4% 51.8% 50.1% 51.2% 53.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 14,416 44,098 142,099
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 34,741 35,238 104,400 133,211 624,851
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 394,643 D 78,166 2,056,739 107,955
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 174,124 D D 473,125 140,238
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 127,671 83,534 100,771 466,370 762,864
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,024 $3,898 $4,971 $7,769 $14,707
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.8 26.5 27.0 25.8 20.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $35,512 $38,306 $48,834 $38,850 $45,268
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,043 $18,339 $30,344 $19,455 $24,906
Persons in poverty, percent
21.1%
23.5%
11.8%
20.4%
21.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 224 251 483 857 1,647
Total employment, 2018 2,764 2,114 3,910 13,201 18,401
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 105,660 63,646 126,332 422,501 618,052
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.3% 1.1% -1.0% -1.0% 1.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 603 1,075 1,994 3,276 4,985
All firms, 2012 865 1,105 2,163 3,486 6,304
Men-owned firms, 2012 395 620 1,255 2,041 3,514
Women-owned firms, 2012 370 355 701 1,127 1,630
Minority-owned firms, 2012 199 347 88 997 319
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 597 734 2,021 2,392 5,727
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 221 165 411 387 675
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 573 909 1,677 2,967 5,247
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 38.0 80.3 86.3 71.7 163.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 348.14 265.93 237.79 816.22 312.56
FIPS Code 37187 37079 37149 37061 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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