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

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Watauga County, North Carolina
Duplin County, North Carolina
Polk County, North Carolina
Greene County, North Carolina
Washington County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 56,177 58,741 20,724 21,069 11,580
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 56,177 58,741 20,724 21,069 11,580
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 51,061 58,417 20,516 21,353 13,193
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10.0% 0.6% 1.0% -1.3% -12.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 51,079 58,505 20,510 21,362 13,228
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.3%
6.2%
3.8%
5.0%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
12.7%
23.8%
15.7%
19.9%
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.4%
19.4%
32.1%
17.0%
25.3%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
51.2%
52.1%
45.2%
52.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.8%
70.4%
92.8%
58.7%
47.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.9%
25.5%
4.2%
36.8%
48.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.4%
0.6%
2.2%
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
0.7%
0.8%
0.6%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.4%
Z
0.3%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
1.6%
1.5%
1.4%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.0%
23.0%
5.9%
15.7%
5.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.4%
51.0%
87.7%
46.6%
44.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,721 3,303 1,557 1,063 809
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.1% 11.8% 3.6% 7.6% 2.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 34,285 26,040 11,846 8,372 6,450
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 60.6% 70.0% 73.4% 70.7% 63.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $239,400 $87,000 $212,300 $85,900 $85,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,371 $1,109 $1,259 $1,045 $1,106
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $357 $385 $386 $392 $432
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $807 $666 $828 $668 $646
Building permits, 2019 488 47 84 25 8
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 20,355 21,781 9,047 7,259 5,073
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.37 2.69 2.22 2.56 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 76.3% 85.9% 89.3% 81.6% 91.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 4.7% 20.3% 5.6% 15.4% 3.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 89.1% 77.6% 86.4% 83.0% 71.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 80.6% 60.9% 76.3% 71.9% 58.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 89.5% 74.2% 90.9% 74.1% 79.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 41.6% 11.1% 31.7% 10.5% 11.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.8% 13.7% 10.5% 18.1% 16.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.8%
20.7%
14.0%
19.6%
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.2% 58.1% 52.1% 52.3% 47.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.7% 51.2% 50.1% 51.8% 41.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 142,099 44,098 14,416 D D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 624,851 133,211 104,400 35,238 34,741
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 107,955 2,056,739 78,166 D 394,643
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 140,238 473,125 D D 174,124
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 762,864 466,370 100,771 83,534 127,671
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,707 $7,769 $4,971 $3,898 $10,024
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.2 25.8 27.0 26.5 24.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $45,268 $38,850 $48,834 $38,306 $35,512
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $24,906 $19,455 $30,344 $18,339 $21,043
Persons in poverty, percent
21.2%
20.4%
11.8%
23.5%
21.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,647 857 483 251 224
Total employment, 2018 18,401 13,201 3,910 2,114 2,764
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 618,052 422,501 126,332 63,646 105,660
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.4% -1.0% -1.0% 1.1% -2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 4,985 3,276 1,994 1,075 603
All firms, 2012 6,304 3,486 2,163 1,105 865
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,514 2,041 1,255 620 395
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,630 1,127 701 355 370
Minority-owned firms, 2012 319 997 88 347 199
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,727 2,392 2,021 734 597
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 675 387 411 165 221
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,247 2,967 1,677 909 573
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 163.4 71.7 86.3 80.3 38.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 312.56 816.22 237.79 265.93 348.14
FIPS Code 37189 37061 37149 37079 37187
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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