Blowing Rock, NC

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Population

1,152

5.03% decline

Poverty Rate

9.77%


Median Age

60.6


Median Household Income

$67,500

23.4% growth

Number of Employees

457

4.99% decline

Median Property Value

$533,200

4.26% decline

About

In 2017, Blowing Rock, NC had a population of 1.15k people with a median age of 60.6 and a median household income of $67,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Blowing Rock, NC declined from 1,213 to 1,152, a -5.03% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,688 to $67,500, a 23.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blowing Rock, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.608%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.434%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.347%). N/A% of the people in Blowing Rock, NC speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Blowing Rock, NC is $533,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.8%. Most people in Blowing Rock, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Blowing Rock, NC is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed 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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Impact on Employment

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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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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Blowing Rock, NC employs 457 people. The largest industries in Blowing Rock, NC are Retail Trade (92 people), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (53 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($94,063), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($79,091), and Transportation & Warehousing ($79,091).

Median household income in Blowing Rock, NC is $67,500. Males in Blowing Rock, 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 Blowing Rock, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,500

2017 value

± $25,997

23.4%

1 Year Growth

± 38.7%

Households in Blowing Rock, NC have a median annual income of $67,500, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,688 in 2016, which represents a 23.4% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blowing Rock, 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 9208

  2. Census Tract 310

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blowing Rock, NC was Census Tract 9208 with a value of $53,641, followed by Census Tract 310 and N/A, with respective values of $50,164 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blowing Rock, NC (109 out of 1.12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 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. White

    109 ± 63

  2. Black

    0 ± 61

  3. Native American

    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blowing Rock, 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

457

2017 Value

± 102

-4.99%

1 Year decline

± 33.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blowing Rock, NC declined at a rate of -4.99%, from 481 employees to 457 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blowing Rock, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (113 people), Management Occupations (75 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (55 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blowing Rock, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Blowing Rock, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (113 people), Management Occupations (75 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (55 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Blowing Rock, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (5.94 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.59 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blowing Rock, NC, by median earnings, are Education Information, & Library Occupations ($56,250), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($45,833), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($45,278).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

457

2017 Value

± 102

-4.99%

1 Year decline

± 33.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blowing Rock, NC declined at a rate of -4.99%, from 481 employees to 457 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blowing Rock, NC, are Retail Trade (92 people), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (53 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blowing Rock, NC, though some of these residents may live in Blowing Rock, 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 Blowing Rock, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (92 people), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (53 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (53 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Blowing Rock, NC has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (5.94 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.29 times), and Retail Trade (1.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blowing Rock, NC, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($94,063), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($79,091), and Transportation & Warehousing ($79,091).

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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. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

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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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% 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. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

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

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Health

94.6% of the population of Blowing Rock, NC has health coverage, with 30.6% on employee plans, 1.61% on Medicaid, 36.6% on Medicare, 25.4% on non-group plans, and 0.448% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Blowing Rock, NC see 1260 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.72% decrease from the previous year (1282 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1541 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 253 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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1,260 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Watauga County, NC see an average of 1,260 patients per year. This represents a 1.72% decrease from the previous year (1,282 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

5.38%

Uninsured

30.6%

Employer Coverage

1.61%

Medicaid

36.6%

Medicare

25.4%

Non-Group

0.448%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blowing Rock, NC declined by 18.2% from 6.58% to 5.38%.

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

Blowing Rock, NC is home to a population of 1.15k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.56% of Blowing Rock, NC residents were born outside of the country (18 people).

In 2017, there were 46.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.11k people) in Blowing Rock, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

61

Median Native-Born Age

± 7

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 38.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Blowing Rock, NC was 60.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 61, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Blowing Rock, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Blowing Rock, NC residents was 60.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18 people

1.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

17 people

As of 2017, 1.56% of Blowing Rock, NC residents (18 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 Blowing Rock, NC was 1.4%, 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

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Blowing Rock, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Blowing Rock, NC was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blowing Rock, NC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    1.11k ± 171

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    24 ± 38

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    7 ± 13

In 2017, there were 46.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.11k people) in Blowing Rock, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Blowing Rock, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    37 ± 26

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    16 ± 21

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    14 ± 25

Blowing Rock, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blowing Rock, NC was $533,200 in 2017, which is 2.32 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $556,900 to $533,200, a 4.26% decrease. The homeownership rate in Blowing Rock, NC is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Blowing Rock, NC have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Blowing Rock, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$533,200

2017 Median

± $77,629

$556,900

2016 Median

± $73,480

In 2017, the median property value in Blowing Rock, NC declined from to $533,200 from the previous year's value of $556,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Blowing Rock, 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 Blowing Rock, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$67,500

Median Household Income

± $25,997

576

Number of Households

± 97

In 2017, the median household income of the 576 households in Blowing Rock, NC grew to $67,500 from the previous year's value of $54,688.

The following chart displays the households in Blowing Rock, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.8%

2017 Homeownership

70.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.8% of the housing units in Blowing Rock, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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

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Commute Time

15.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blowing Rock, NC have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.42% of the workforce in Blowing Rock, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Blowing Rock, NC was Drove Alone (74.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (8.3%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Blowing Rock, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blowing Rock, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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