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Mitchell County, North Carolina

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Table

Mitchell County, North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
14,963
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
14,963
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
14,903
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 14,903
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 15,579
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
25.3%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
90.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 909
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 8,667
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 79.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $164,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,048
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $332
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $620
Building permits, 2021 39
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 6,402
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.28
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 93.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 5.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 83.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 76.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 86.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 22.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 54.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 49.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,620
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 80,195
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 179,687
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,986
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 23.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $48,841
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $26,975
Persons in poverty, percent
14.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 364
Total employment, 2020 3,996
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 167,219
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -3.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 1,169
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 393
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 247
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 332
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 259
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 67.4
Population per square mile, 2010 70.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 221.25
Land area in square miles, 2010 221.43
FIPS Code 37121
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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