Beech Mountain, NC

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Population

551

6.17% growth

Median Age

63.9


Median Household Income

$65,000

4.06% decline

Poverty Rate

9.07%


Number of Employees

207

5.61% growth

Median Property Value

$254,600

1.84% growth

About

In 2017, Beech Mountain, NC had a population of 551 people with a median age of 63.9 and a median household income of $65,000. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Beech Mountain, NC grew from 519 to 551, a 6.17% increase and its median household income declined from $67,750 to $65,000, a -4.06% decrease.

The population of Beech Mountain, NC is 97.6% White Alone, 1.09% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.544% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Beech Mountain, NC speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Beech Mountain, NC is $254,600, and the homeownership rate is 94.6%. Most people in Beech Mountain, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Beech Mountain, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Beech Mountain, NC employs 207 people. The largest industries in Beech Mountain, NC are Retail Trade (30 people), Educational Services (27 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (21 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($101,875), Manufacturing ($63,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,667).

Median household income in Beech Mountain, NC is $65,000. Males in Beech Mountain, 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 Beech Mountain, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,000

2017 value

± $8,782

-4.06%

1 Year Growth

± 20.3%

Households in Beech Mountain, NC have a median annual income of $65,000, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,750 in 2016, which represents a -4.06% 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 Beech Mountain, 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 9210

  2. Census Tract 9209

  3. Census Tract 9301

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beech Mountain, NC was Census Tract 9210 with a value of $58,250, followed by Census Tract 9209 and Census Tract 9301, with respective values of $46,035 and $45,333.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 16 - 17

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.07% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beech Mountain, NC (50 out of 551 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 16 - 17, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    50 ± 54

  2. Black

    0 ± 61

  3. Native American

    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Beech Mountain, NC is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

207

2017 Value

± 61

5.61%

1 Year growth

± 41.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beech Mountain, NC grew at a rate of 5.61%, from 196 employees to 207 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beech Mountain, NC, are Management Occupations (32 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (26 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beech Mountain, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Beech Mountain, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (32 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (26 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Beech Mountain, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.1 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.06 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Beech Mountain, NC, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($88,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,750), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($64,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

207

2017 Value

± 61

5.61%

1 Year growth

± 41.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Beech Mountain, NC grew at a rate of 5.61%, from 196 employees to 207 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beech Mountain, NC, are Retail Trade (30 people), Educational Services (27 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (21 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beech Mountain, NC, though some of these residents may live in Beech Mountain, 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 Beech Mountain, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (30 people), Educational Services (27 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (21 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Beech Mountain, NC has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.22 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.96 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Beech Mountain, NC, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($101,875), Manufacturing ($63,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,667).

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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

94.4% of the population of Beech Mountain, NC has health coverage, with 26.4% on employee plans, 6.74% on Medicaid, 36.8% on Medicare, 23.3% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Beech Mountain, 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).

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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

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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

5.65%

Uninsured

26.4%

Employer Coverage

6.74%

Medicaid

36.8%

Medicare

23.3%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beech Mountain, NC declined by 18.8% from 6.95% to 5.65%.

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

Beech Mountain, NC is home to a population of 551 people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Beech Mountain, NC residents were born outside of the country (25 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Beech Mountain, NC is composed of 538 White Alone residents (97.6%), 6 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.09%), 3 Asian Alone residents (0.544%), 2 Two or More Races residents (0.363%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.363%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Beech Mountain, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

64

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

63

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Beech Mountain, NC was 63.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 64, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Beech Mountain, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Beech Mountain, NC residents was 65.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    25 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Beech Mountain, NC residents (25 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Beech Mountain, NC was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Beech Mountain, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Beech Mountain, NC was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    538 ± 70

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6 ± 27.2

  3. Asian Alone

    3 ± 5

In 2017, there were 89.7 times more White Alone residents (538 people) in Beech Mountain, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6 Hispanic or Latino and 3 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Beech Mountain, 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 Beech Mountain, 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 Beech Mountain, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Beech Mountain, 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

    26 ± 15

  2. Korea

    18 ± 15

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5 ± 13

Beech Mountain, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beech Mountain, NC was $254,600 in 2017, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $250,000 to $254,600, a 1.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Beech Mountain, NC is 94.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Beech Mountain, NC have an average commute time of 33.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Beech Mountain, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$65,000

Median Household Income

± $8,782

276

Number of Households

± 38

In 2017, the median household income of the 276 households in Beech Mountain, NC declined from $65,000 from the previous year's value of $67,750.

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Housing

Property Value

$254,600

2017 Median

± $22,533

$250,000

2016 Median

± $26,476

In 2017, the median property value in Beech Mountain, NC grew to to $254,600 from the previous year's value of $250,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Beech Mountain, 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 Beech Mountain, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Beech Mountain, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beech Mountain, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

94.6%

2017 Homeownership

91.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 94.6% of the housing units in Beech Mountain, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 91.7%.

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

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Commute Time

33.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beech Mountain, NC have a longer commute time (33.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 11.6% of the workforce in Beech Mountain, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.4%

  3. Carpooled

    7.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Beech Mountain, NC was Drove Alone (80.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (10.4%) and those who Carpooled (7.43%).

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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