Anson County, NC

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Population

25,531

1.36% decline

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$38,123

10% growth

Poverty Rate

22.7%


Number of Employees

10,153

0.0197% growth

Median Property Value

$83,700

4.76% growth

About

In 2017, Anson County, NC had a population of 25.5k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $38,123. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Anson County, NC declined from 25,883 to 25,531, a -1.36% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,656 to $38,123, a 10% increase.

The population of Anson County, NC is 48.6% Black or African American Alone, 44.9% White Alone, and 3.77% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Anson County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Anson County, NC are South Piedmont Community College (454 degrees awarded in 2016) and Anson College of Cosmetology (0 degrees).

The median property value in Anson County, NC is $83,700, and the homeownership rate is 65%. Most people in Anson County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Anson County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Anson County, NC employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Anson County, NC are Manufacturing (2,444 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,373 people), and Educational Services (1,048 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,122), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,682), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,216).

Median household income in Anson County, NC is $38,123. Males in Anson County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Anson County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,123

2017 value

± $3,690

10%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Anson County, NC have a median annual income of $38,123, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,656 in 2016, which represents a 10% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Anson County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9203

  2. Census Tract 9201

  3. Census Tract 9202

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Anson County, NC was Census Tract 9203 with a value of $43,069, followed by Census Tract 9201 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $35,750 and $31,851.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Anson County, NC (5.38k out of 23.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    3,455 ± 405

  2. White

    1,837 ± 302

  3. Hispanic

    433 ± 189

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Anson County, NC is Black, followed by White 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.2k

2017 Value

± 762

0.0197%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Anson County, NC grew at a rate of 0.0197%, from 10.2k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Anson County, NC, are Production Occupations (1,842 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (974 people), and Management Occupations (765 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Anson County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Anson County, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,842 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (974 people), and Management Occupations (765 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Anson County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.09 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.13 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Anson County, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,157), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($50,685), and Management Occupations ($46,202).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.2k

2017 Value

± 762

0.0197%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Anson County, NC grew at a rate of 0.0197%, from 10.2k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Anson County, NC, are Manufacturing (2,444 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,373 people), and Educational Services (1,048 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Anson County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Anson County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Anson County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,444 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,373 people), and Educational Services (1,048 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Anson County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.15 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.38 times), and Public Administration (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Anson County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,122), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,682), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,216).

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Domestic Trade

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. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

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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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

85.2% of the population of Anson County, NC has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 9.93% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Anson County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Anson County, NC see 2342 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (2342 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4241 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1157 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,342 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Anson County, NC see an average of 2,342 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (2,342 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.8%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

9.93%

Non-Group

1.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Anson County, NC declined by 9.78% from 16.4% to 14.8%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Anson County, NC is home to a population of 25.5k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.38% of Anson County, NC residents were born outside of the country (864 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Anson County, NC is composed of 12.4k Black or African American Alone residents (48.6%), 11.5k White Alone residents (44.9%), 962 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.77%), 303 Asian Alone residents (1.19%), 277 Two or More Races residents (1.08%), 74 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.29%), 23 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0901%), and 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.047%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Anson County, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Anson County, NC was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Anson County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Anson County, NC residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

864 people

3.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

869 people

As of 2017, 3.38% of Anson County, NC residents (864 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Anson County, NC was 3.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Anson County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Anson County, NC was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    12.4k ± 120

  2. White Alone

    11.5k ± 11

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    962 ± 190

In 2017, there were 1.08 times more Black or African American Alone residents (12.4k people) in Anson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.5k White Alone and 962 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Anson County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Anson County, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Anson County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Anson County, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    725 ± 153

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    338 ± 136

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    121 ± 90

Anson County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Anson County, NC awarded 454 degrees. The student population of Anson County, NC is skewed towards women, with 906 male students and 1,847 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Anson County, NC are White (273 and 61.8%), followed by Black or African American (82 and 18.6%), Hispanic or Latino (43 and 9.73%), and Unknown (22 and 4.98%).

The largest universities in Anson County, NC by number of degrees awarded are South Piedmont Community College (454 and 100%) and Anson College of Cosmetology (0 and 0%).

The most popular majors in Anson County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (122 and 26.9%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (52 and 11.5%), and Medical Office Management (33 and 7.27%).

The median tuition costs in Anson County, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 121 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Anson County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 121 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 454 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Anson County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Piedmont Community College with 454 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

155

Degrees Awarded to Men

299

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 155 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Anson County, NC, which is 0.518 times less than the 299 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    273 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    82 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    43 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Anson County, NC were to White students. These 273 degrees mean that there were 3.33 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 82 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Anson County, NC was $83,700 in 2017, which is 0.385 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $79,900 to $83,700, a 4.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Anson County, NC is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Anson County, NC have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Anson County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$38,123

Median Household Income

± $3,690

9.65k

Number of Households

± 718

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.65k households in Anson County, NC grew to $38,123 from the previous year's value of $34,656.

The following chart displays the households in Anson 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$83,700

2017 Median

± $6,261

$79,900

2016 Median

± $5,796

In 2017, the median property value in Anson County, NC grew to to $83,700 from the previous year's value of $79,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Anson County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Anson County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Anson County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Anson County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65%

2017 Homeownership

65%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65% of the housing units in Anson County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Anson County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Anson County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Anson County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Anson County, NC have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.85% of the workforce in Anson County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Walked

    1.58%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Anson County, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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