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

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Washington County, North Carolina
Watauga County, North Carolina
Polk County, North Carolina
Duplin County, North Carolina
Greene County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,580 56,177 20,724 58,741 21,069
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,580 56,177 20,724 58,741 21,069
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 13,193 51,061 20,516 58,417 21,353
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -12.2% 10.0% 1.0% 0.6% -1.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 13,228 51,079 20,510 58,505 21,362
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
3.3%
3.8%
6.2%
5.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
12.7%
15.7%
23.8%
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
25.3%
16.4%
32.1%
19.4%
17.0%
Female persons, percent
52.8%
50.2%
52.1%
51.2%
45.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
47.7%
94.8%
92.8%
70.4%
58.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
48.9%
1.9%
4.2%
25.5%
36.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.4%
0.6%
1.4%
2.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.2%
0.8%
0.7%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Z
0.4%
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
1.7%
1.5%
1.6%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.6%
4.0%
5.9%
23.0%
15.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
44.2%
91.4%
87.7%
51.0%
46.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 809 2,721 1,557 3,303 1,063
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.5% 3.1% 3.6% 11.8% 7.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,450 34,285 11,846 26,040 8,372
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 63.2% 60.6% 73.4% 70.0% 70.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $85,000 $239,400 $212,300 $87,000 $85,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,106 $1,371 $1,259 $1,109 $1,045
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $432 $357 $386 $385 $392
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $646 $807 $828 $666 $668
Building permits, 2019 8 488 84 47 25
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 5,073 20,355 9,047 21,781 7,259
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.37 2.37 2.22 2.69 2.56
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 91.8% 76.3% 89.3% 85.9% 81.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.4% 4.7% 5.6% 20.3% 15.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 71.6% 89.1% 86.4% 77.6% 83.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 58.1% 80.6% 76.3% 60.9% 71.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 79.9% 89.5% 90.9% 74.2% 74.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.3% 41.6% 31.7% 11.1% 10.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 16.8% 7.8% 10.5% 13.7% 18.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.8%
12.8%
14.0%
20.7%
19.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 47.9% 56.2% 52.1% 58.1% 52.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 41.4% 53.7% 50.1% 51.2% 51.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 142,099 14,416 44,098 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 34,741 624,851 104,400 133,211 35,238
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 394,643 107,955 78,166 2,056,739 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 174,124 140,238 D 473,125 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 127,671 762,864 100,771 466,370 83,534
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,024 $14,707 $4,971 $7,769 $3,898
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.8 20.2 27.0 25.8 26.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $35,512 $45,268 $48,834 $38,850 $38,306
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,043 $24,906 $30,344 $19,455 $18,339
Persons in poverty, percent
21.1%
21.2%
11.8%
20.4%
23.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 224 1,647 483 857 251
Total employment, 2018 2,764 18,401 3,910 13,201 2,114
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 105,660 618,052 126,332 422,501 63,646
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.3% 1.4% -1.0% -1.0% 1.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 603 4,985 1,994 3,276 1,075
All firms, 2012 865 6,304 2,163 3,486 1,105
Men-owned firms, 2012 395 3,514 1,255 2,041 620
Women-owned firms, 2012 370 1,630 701 1,127 355
Minority-owned firms, 2012 199 319 88 997 347
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 597 5,727 2,021 2,392 734
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 221 675 411 387 165
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 573 5,247 1,677 2,967 909
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 38.0 163.4 86.3 71.7 80.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 348.14 312.56 237.79 816.22 265.93
FIPS Code 37187 37189 37149 37061 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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