Blowing Rock, NC

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2019 Population
1,163
3.24% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
63
4.48% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
4.43%
33.7% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$80,231
13.8% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$455,600
1.32% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
540
2% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Blowing Rock, NC had a population of 1.16k people with a median age of 63 and a median household income of $80,231. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Blowing Rock, NC declined from 1,202 to 1,163, a −3.24% decrease and its median household income grew from $70,500 to $80,231, a 13.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blowing Rock, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.086%). 0% of the households in Blowing Rock, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.7% of the residents in Blowing Rock, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Blowing Rock, NC was $455,600, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%. Most people in Blowing Rock, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Blowing Rock, NC was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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−5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a −5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Blowing Rock, NC is home to a population of 1.16k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.58% of Blowing Rock, NC residents were born outside of the country (30 people).

In 2019, there were 41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.11k people) in Blowing Rock, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blowing Rock, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.11k ± 176
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27 ± 37
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    15 ± 21
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2019, there were 41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.11k people) in Blowing Rock, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Blowing Rock, NC are hispanic (0 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.58%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
30 people
1.33%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
16 people

As of 2019, 2.58% of Blowing Rock, NC residents (30 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blowing Rock, NC was 1.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

63
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.6
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Blowing Rock, NC was 63. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 63, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Blowing Rock, NC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Blowing Rock, NC residents was 60.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    229,947 ± 11,640 people
  2. India
    70,805 ± 6,510 people
  3. Honduras
    36,544 ± 4,685 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 229,947 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 70,805 and Honduras with 36,544.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.7% of Blowing Rock, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Blowing Rock, NC was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    37 ± 29
  2. Korea
    6 ± 14
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    3 ± 17

Blowing Rock, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Blowing Rock, NC is $80,231. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Blowing Rock, NC was Census Tract 9208 with a value of $70,250, followed by Census Tract 310 and N/A, with respective values of $47,150 and N/A.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,862. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Blowing Rock, NC employs 540 people. The largest industries in Blowing Rock, NC are Retail Trade (68 people), Educational Services (66 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (62 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($118,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($118,000), and Finance & Insurance ($95,625).

Wages

Median Household Income

$80,231
2019 value
± $14,169
13.8%
1 Year Growth
± 37.1%

Households in Blowing Rock, NC have a median annual income of $80,231, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $70,500 in 2018, which represents a 13.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,585
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,168
$47,862
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $855

In 2019, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.33 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 in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $64,719 ± $4,583
  2. White
    $53,494 ± $850
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,933 ± $24,629

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Blowing Rock, NC is from North Carolina.
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.473
2018 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0599% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blowing Rock, NC was Census Tract 9208 with a value of $70,250, followed by Census Tract 310 and N/A, with respective values of $47,150 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

4.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blowing Rock, NC (50 out of 1.13k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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 ± 67
  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

540
2019 Value
± 118
−2%
1 Year decline
± 31%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Blowing Rock, NC declined at a rate of −2%, from 551 employees to 540 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blowing Rock, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (115 people), Management Occupations (93 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (52 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 (115 people), Management Occupations (93 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (52 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 (6.73 times higher than expected), Sales & Related Occupations (2.08 times), and Management Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blowing Rock, NC, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($69,327), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($49,792), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($48,854).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

540
2019 Value
± 118
−2%
1 Year decline
± 31%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Blowing Rock, NC declined at a rate of −2%, from 551 employees to 540 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blowing Rock, NC, are Retail Trade (68 people), Educational Services (66 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (62 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 (68 people), Educational Services (66 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (62 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Blowing Rock, NC has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (5.19 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (4.92 times), and Information (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blowing Rock, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($118,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($118,000), and Finance & Insurance ($95,625).

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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. $54.1B
  2. $40B
  3. $36.8B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($40B) and Machinery ($36.8B).

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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$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B 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. $28.2B
  2. $27.5B
  3. $24.4B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $28.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.5B and Virginia and $24.4B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Watauga County, NC went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 47.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.7%), followed by Other (7.17%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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

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

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Watauga County, NC
47.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina

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

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

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

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

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

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blowing Rock, NC was $455,600 in 2019, which is 1.89 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $461,700 to $455,600, a 1.32% decrease. The homeownership rate in Blowing Rock, NC is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Blowing Rock, NC have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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

$455,600
2019 Median
± $67,669
$461,700
2018 Median
± $78,940

In 2019, the median property value in Blowing Rock, NC declined from to $455,600 from the previous year's value of $461,700.

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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$80,231
Median Household Income
± $14,169
619
Number of Households
± 114

In 2019, the median household income of the 619 households in Blowing Rock, NC grew to $80,231 from the previous year's value of $70,500.

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

70.1%
2019 Homeownership
69.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70.1% of the housing units in Blowing Rock, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Blowing Rock, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blowing Rock, NC have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 7.93% of the workforce in Blowing Rock, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (74.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (10.1%)

In 2019, 74.3% of workers in Blowing Rock, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (10.1%).

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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Health

93.2% of the population of Blowing Rock, NC has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 0.177% on Medicaid, 39.5% on Medicare, 22.8% on non-group plans, and 0.621% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Watauga County, NC see 1332 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.893% decrease from the previous year (1344 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1518 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 243 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,332 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Watauga County, NC

Primary care physicians in Watauga County, NC see an average of 1,332 patients per year. This represents a 0.893% decrease from the previous year (1,344 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 in North Carolina
$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

6.83%
Uninsured
30.1%
Employer Coverage
0.177%
Medicaid
39.5%
Medicare
22.8%
Non-Group
0.621%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blowing Rock, NC grew by 12.2% from 6.08% to 6.83%.

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. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.2% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 27.2%.

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

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