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

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Washington County, North Carolina
Watauga County, North Carolina
Greene County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,580 56,177 21,069
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,580 56,177 21,069
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 13,193 51,061 21,353
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -12.2% 10.0% -1.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 13,228 51,079 21,362
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
3.3%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
12.7%
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
25.3%
16.4%
17.0%
Female persons, percent
52.8%
50.2%
45.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
47.7%
94.8%
58.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
48.9%
1.9%
36.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.4%
2.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.2%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
1.7%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.6%
4.0%
15.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
44.2%
91.4%
46.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 937 2,723 1,022
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 1.6% 2.9% 7.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,450 34,285 8,372
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 66.5% 60.1% 70.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $85,400 $238,000 $88,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,125 $1,345 $1,016
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $410 $358 $403
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $607 $870 $695
Building permits, 2019 8 488 25
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 4,977 21,077 7,164
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.37 2.32 2.59
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.0% 74.0% 82.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.3% 4.4% 15.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 72.3% 90.7% 84.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 62.8% 82.9% 72.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 83.7% 90.8% 75.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 11.5% 42.2% 11.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 14.7% 8.1% 16.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.8%
12.8%
19.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 47.6% 57.0% 52.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 43.6% 53.5% 52.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 142,099 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 34,741 624,851 35,238
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 394,643 107,955 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 174,124 140,238 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 127,671 762,864 83,534
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,024 $14,707 $3,898
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 24.2 20.5 27.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $35,979 $47,526 $39,837
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $23,431 $26,882 $19,168
Persons in poverty, percent
21.3%
21.4%
20.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 224 1,647 251
Total employment, 2018 2,764 18,401 2,114
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 105,660 618,052 63,646
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.3% 1.4% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 603 4,985 1,075
All firms, 2012 865 6,304 1,105
Men-owned firms, 2012 395 3,514 620
Women-owned firms, 2012 370 1,630 355
Minority-owned firms, 2012 199 319 347
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 597 5,727 734
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 221 675 165
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 573 5,247 909
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 38.0 163.4 80.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 348.14 312.56 265.93
FIPS Code 37187 37189 37079
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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