Alamance County, NC

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2020 Population
166,144
1.73% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.1
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
15.4%
4.37% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,580
3.81% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$160,900
3.94% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
77,752
0.112% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Alamance County, NC had a population of 166k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $51,580. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Alamance County, NC grew from 163,324 to 166,144, a 1.73% increase and its median household income grew from $49,688 to $51,580, a 3.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alamance County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.7%), White (Hispanic) (5.79%), Other (Hispanic) (5.7%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%).

None of the households in Alamance County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.7% of the residents in Alamance County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alamance County, NC are Elon University (2,028 degrees awarded in 2020), Alamance Community College (799 degrees), and Beyond Measure Barbering Institute (15 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Alamance County, NC was $160,900, and the homeownership rate was 66.5%.

Most people in Alamance County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Alamance County, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Alamance County, NC is home to a population of 166k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.01% of Alamance County, NC residents were born outside of the country (13.3k people).

In 2020, there were 3.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Alamance County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.61k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2020 Citizenship
94.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.7% of Alamance County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Alamance County, NC was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alamance County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    105k ± 321
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    32.7k ± 613
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.61k ± 1.08k
12.7%
Hispanic Population
21.2k people

In 2020, there were 3.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Alamance County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.61k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.7% of the people in Alamance County, NC are hispanic (21.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    224,275 ± 11,501 people
  2. India
    74,765 ± 6,689 people
  3. Honduras
    37,815 ± 4,766 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 224,275 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 74,765 and Honduras with 37,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13.3k people
7.87%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.9k people

As of 2020, 8.01% of Alamance County, NC residents (13.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alamance County, NC was 7.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,202 ± 362
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,330 ± 316
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,235 ± 241

Alamance County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Alamance County, NC employs 77.8k people. The largest industries in Alamance County, NC are Manufacturing (12,276 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,207 people), and Retail Trade (10,514 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,083), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,130), and Information ($52,621).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,357. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

77.8k
2020 Value
± 2,242
0.112%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alamance County, NC grew at a rate of 0.112%, from 77.7k employees to 77.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alamance County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,057 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,128 people), and Production Occupations (7,638 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alamance County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

77.8k
2020 Value
± 2,242
0.112%
1 Year growth
± 3.81%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alamance County, NC grew at a rate of 0.112%, from 77.7k employees to 77.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alamance County, NC, are Manufacturing (12,276 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (12,207 people), and Retail Trade (10,514 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alamance County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Alamance County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,489
Median earning men ± $1,550
$31,811
Median earning women ± $1,202

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($54,113), Wholesale Trade ($53,227), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,647).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($48,403), Public Administration ($46,372), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,890).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,203
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 776
    Retail Trade
  3. 767
    Manufacturing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.35M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1.67M
    Manufacturing
  3. $346k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alamance County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 53.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.797%).

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Alamance County, NC awarded 2,842 degrees. The student population of Alamance County, NC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 4,353 male students and 6,846 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alamance County, NC are White (2,032 and 73.8%), followed by Black or African American (261 and 9.48%), Hispanic or Latino (254 and 9.22%), and Two or More Races (91 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Alamance County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Elon University (2,028 and 71.4%), Alamance Community College (799 and 28.1%), and Beyond Measure Barbering Institute (15 and 0.528%).

The most popular majors in Alamance County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (250 and 8.8%), General Finance (178 and 6.26%), and Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (172 and 6.05%).

The median tuition cost in Alamance County, NC for private four year colleges is $37,414.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Alamance County, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 11,199 (38.9% men and 61.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 11,199 students enrolled in Alamance County, NC, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,822 records, of which 60.2% were women and 39.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 172 degree-majors awarded
  2. 147 degree-majors awarded
  3. 178 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Alamance County, NC was Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication with 172 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Alamance County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,028 degrees awarded
  2. 799 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elon University with 2,028 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,040 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alamance County, NC, which is 0.577 times less than the 1,802 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,032 degrees mean that there were 7.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 261 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,414) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($507) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($3,114) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.733% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.14M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Alamance County, NC was $160,900 in 2020, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $154,800 to $160,900, a 3.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Alamance County, NC is 66.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Alamance County, NC have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alamance County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alamance County, NC is $51,580. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Alamance County, NC was Census Tract 217.01 with a value of $85,406, followed by Census Tract 206.01 and Census Tract 214, with respective values of $83,993 and $80,915.

In 2021, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Alamance County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.828%.

Property

$160,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,212
$43,538
Median Property Taxes
±$1,523

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alamance County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Alamance County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%
Homeownership
2020
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.5% of the housing units in Alamance County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 217.01
  2. Census Tract 206.01
  3. Census Tract 214

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alamance County, NC was Census Tract 217.01 with a value of $85,406, followed by Census Tract 206.01 and Census Tract 214, with respective values of $83,993 and $80,915.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Alamance County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,580
Median Household Income
± $1,749
65.5k
Number of Households
± 1,959

In 2020, the median household income of the 65.5k households in Alamance County, NC grew to $51,580 from the previous year's value of $49,688.

The following chart displays the households in Alamance County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alamance County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.54%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.45%)

In 2020, 86.2% of workers in Alamance County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.54%) and those who worked at home (4.45%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alamance County, NC have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Alamance County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alamance County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alamance County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Alamance County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.828%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alamance County, NC (24.9k out of 161k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alamance County, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 21.8% of the children was living in poverty in Alamance County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 382 in Alamance County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 44.4 per 100,000 population.

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88.1% of the population of Alamance County, NC has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.96% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Alamance County, NC see 2280 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.31% increase from the previous year (2165 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1926 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 681 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,280 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alamance County, NC

Primary care physicians in Alamance County, NC see an average of 2,280 patients per year. This represents a 5.31% increase from the previous year (2,165 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alamance County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.9%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
0.96%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alamance County, NC declined by 7.45% from 12.9% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alamance County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.9 in Alamance County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.5% in Alamance County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.8% in Alamance County, NC.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Alamance County, NC.

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