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Watauga County, North Carolina; Jones County, North Carolina; Madison County, North Carolina; Wake County, North Carolina

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Watauga County, North Carolina
Jones County, North Carolina
Madison County, North Carolina
Wake County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 56,177 9,419 21,755 1,111,761
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 56,177 9,419 21,755 1,111,761
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 51,061 10,167 20,782 901,052
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10.0% -7.4% 4.7% 23.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 51,079 10,153 20,764 900,993
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.3%
4.9%
4.7%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
12.7%
18.2%
17.5%
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.4%
24.0%
23.1%
12.0%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
51.4%
50.7%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.8%
67.1%
96.1%
67.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.9%
29.3%
1.5%
21.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.1%
0.5%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
0.6%
0.5%
7.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
1.9%
1.4%
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.0%
5.1%
2.4%
10.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.4%
62.9%
93.9%
59.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,721 867 1,519 51,410
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.1% 2.9% 1.9% 13.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 34,285 5,019 11,136 453,345
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 60.6% 72.8% 72.6% 63.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $239,400 $88,700 $180,400 $265,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,371 $1,071 $1,306 $1,612
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $357 $339 $329 $506
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $807 $644 $678 $1,102
Building permits, 2019 488 22 105 9,751
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 20,355 4,137 8,452 390,498
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.37 2.31 2.40 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 76.3% 90.7% 87.5% 82.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 4.7% 5.1% 2.3% 16.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 89.1% 74.8% 81.0% 95.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 80.6% 56.5% 70.5% 89.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 89.5% 81.6% 85.4% 92.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 41.6% 13.1% 27.6% 51.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.8% 18.8% 12.2% 5.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.8%
15.8%
12.5%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.2% 52.7% 56.2% 70.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.7% 46.0% 52.3% 64.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 142,099 D 12,206 2,165,178
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 624,851 47,658 37,892 5,110,378
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 107,955 D D 13,105,152
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 140,238 D 6,806 18,602,580
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 762,864 33,706 111,500 14,359,328
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,707 $3,280 $5,376 $15,081
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.2 27.8 28.6 25.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $45,268 $36,892 $42,410 $76,956
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $24,906 $21,539 $25,326 $39,102
Persons in poverty, percent
21.2%
16.2%
17.0%
8.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,647 137 347 29,622
Total employment, 2018 18,401 841 3,014 478,998
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 618,052 26,013 94,886 26,625,337
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.4% -2.0% -2.8% 2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 4,985 583 2,037 95,345
All firms, 2012 6,304 824 1,741 92,382
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,514 416 980 48,936
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,630 329 578 32,914
Minority-owned firms, 2012 319 142 65 24,275
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,727 664 1,645 64,622
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 675 78 186 9,507
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,247 696 1,482 78,368
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 163.4 21.6 46.2 1,078.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 312.56 470.71 449.57 835.22
FIPS Code 37189 37103 37115 37183
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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