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Wayne County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Wayne County, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.4%
11.2%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 123,248 1,093,901
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 122,673 919,668
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.5% 18.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 122,623 919,628
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.6%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.7%
23.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.4%
11.2%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
62.9%
57.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
32.3%
32.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
6.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.4%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
12.3%
13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
53.1%
46.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 12,341 47,385
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 7.3% 15.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 54,474 454,062
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 60.9% 56.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $117,000 $203,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,103 $1,431
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $385 $479
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $743 $1,032
Building permits, 2018 275 14,049
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 47,587 395,503
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.55 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 83.1% 80.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 12.7% 19.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 83.1% 91.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 72.8% 84.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 83.5% 89.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 19.7% 44.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 12.2% 6.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.0%
12.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.9% 71.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 55.0% 66.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 161,664 2,845,124
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 606,558 8,163,870
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,691,320 11,150,033
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,244,827 21,895,908
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,557,491 14,756,869
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,536 $15,228
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 21.9 25.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $41,766 $61,695
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $23,163 $35,669
Persons in poverty, percent
20.3%
11.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 2,137 30,988
Total employment, 2016 34,226 607,555
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 1,154,553 36,809,778
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 2.3% 3.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 6,393 99,156
All firms, 2012 7,136 101,799
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,839 52,010
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,486 39,281
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,845 36,742
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 4,999 60,404
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 964 9,615
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,594 86,440
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 221.7 1,755.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 553.09 523.84
FIPS Code 37191 37119
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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