Asheboro, NC

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Population

25,863

0.443% decline

Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$34,293

0.566% growth

Poverty Rate

22.6%


Number of Employees

10,868

1.02% growth

Median Property Value

$113,500

1.89% growth

About

In 2017, Asheboro, NC had a population of 25.9k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $34,293. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Asheboro, NC declined from 25,978 to 25,863, a -0.443% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,100 to $34,293, a 0.566% increase.

The population of Asheboro, NC is 61.2% White Alone, 23.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 11% Black or African American Alone. 22.5% of the people in Asheboro, NC speak a non-English language, and 89.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Asheboro, NC are Randolph Community College (764 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Asheboro, NC is $113,500, and the homeownership rate is 50.9%. Most people in Asheboro, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Asheboro, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Asheboro, NC employs 10.9k people. The largest industries in Asheboro, NC are Manufacturing (3,285 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,685 people), and Retail Trade (1,038 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($45,192), Finance & Insurance ($43,264), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,743).

Median household income in Asheboro, NC is $34,293. Males in Asheboro, 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 Asheboro, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,293

2017 value

± $1,891

0.566%

1 Year Growth

± 8.23%

Households in Asheboro, NC have a median annual income of $34,293, 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 $34,100 in 2016, which represents a 0.566% 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 Asheboro, NC 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 Asheboro, NC 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 Asheboro, 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 305.02

  2. Census Tract 307

  3. Census Tract 308.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Asheboro, NC was Census Tract 305.02 with a value of $50,494, followed by Census Tract 307 and Census Tract 308.02, with respective values of $49,792 and $49,148.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Asheboro, NC (5.68k out of 25.1k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. White

    2,991 ± 399

  2. Hispanic

    1,803 ± 403

  3. Black

    1,385 ± 284

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

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

10.9k

2017 Value

± 741

1.02%

1 Year growth

± 9.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Asheboro, NC grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 10.8k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Asheboro, NC, are Production Occupations (2,558 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,064 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (964 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Asheboro, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Asheboro, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,558 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,064 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (964 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Asheboro, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (4.06 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.86 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Asheboro, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,145), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($52,321).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.9k

2017 Value

± 741

1.02%

1 Year growth

± 9.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Asheboro, NC grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 10.8k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Asheboro, NC, are Manufacturing (3,285 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,685 people), and Retail Trade (1,038 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Asheboro, NC, though some of these residents may live in Asheboro, 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 Asheboro, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,285 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,685 people), and Retail Trade (1,038 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Asheboro, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.99 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.21 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Asheboro, NC, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($45,192), Finance & Insurance ($43,264), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,743).

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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 with $35.3B and Machinery and $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

83.1% of the population of Asheboro, NC has health coverage, with 35.1% on employee plans, 23.6% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 9.89% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Asheboro, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 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

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

16.9%

Uninsured

35.1%

Employer Coverage

23.6%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

9.89%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Asheboro, NC declined by 6.5% from 18.1% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Asheboro, 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

Asheboro, NC is home to a population of 25.9k people, from which 89.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.1% of Asheboro, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Asheboro, NC is composed of 15.8k White Alone residents (61.2%), 6.07k Hispanic or Latino residents (23.5%), 2.85k Black or African American Alone residents (11%), 617 Two or More Races residents (2.39%), 225 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.87%), 197 Asian Alone residents (0.762%), 70 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.271%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Asheboro, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (5,149 speakers), Chinese (79 speakers), and Hindi (51 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Asheboro, NC was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Asheboro, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Asheboro, NC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 14.1% of Asheboro, NC residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Asheboro, NC was 14.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Asheboro, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Asheboro, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

89.9%

2017 Citizenship

88.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.9% of Asheboro, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Asheboro, NC was 88.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.8k ± 850

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.07k ± 1.22k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.85k ± 455

In 2017, there were 2.61 times more White Alone residents (15.8k people) in Asheboro, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.07k Hispanic or Latino and 2.85k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    5,149 speakers (21.5%)

  2. Chinese

    79 speakers (0.33%)

  3. Hindi

    51 speakers (0.213%)

22.5% of Asheboro, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Asheboro, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 21.5% of the overall population of Asheboro, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.33% speak Chinese and 0.213% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    559 ± 159

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    271 ± 125

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    221 ± 89

Asheboro, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Asheboro, NC awarded 764 degrees. The student population of Asheboro, NC is skewed towards women, with 987 male students and 1,709 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Asheboro, NC are White (594 and 78.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (79 and 10.4%), Black or African American (46 and 6.04%), and Two or More Races (31 and 4.07%).

The largest universities in Asheboro, NC by number of degrees awarded are Randolph Community College (764 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Asheboro, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (87 and 11.4%), Machine Shop Technology (83 and 10.9%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (75 and 9.82%).

The median tuition costs in Asheboro, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Asheboro, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 87 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

764 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Asheboro, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Randolph Community College with 764 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

364

Degrees Awarded to Men

400

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 364 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Asheboro, NC, which is 0.91 times less than the 400 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

    594 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    79 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    46 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Asheboro, NC were to White students. These 594 degrees mean that there were 7.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 79 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Asheboro, NC was $113,500 in 2017, which is 0.522 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,400 to $113,500, a 1.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Asheboro, NC is 50.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Asheboro, NC have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Asheboro, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,293

Median Household Income

± $1,891

10.9k

Number of Households

± 732

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.9k households in Asheboro, NC grew to $34,293 from the previous year's value of $34,100.

The following chart displays the households in Asheboro, 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 - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$113,500

2017 Median

± $7,117

$111,400

2016 Median

± $5,667

In 2017, the median property value in Asheboro, NC grew to to $113,500 from the previous year's value of $111,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Asheboro, 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 Asheboro, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Asheboro, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Asheboro, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

50.9%

2017 Homeownership

52.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.9% of the housing units in Asheboro, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Asheboro, 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 Asheboro, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Asheboro, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Asheboro, NC have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Asheboro, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    14.2%

  3. Walked

    1.03%

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

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