Burnsville, NC

Census Place

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Population
1,990
11.3% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Median Age
43.4

Poverty Rate
25.7%

Median Household Income
$36,310
8.76% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$170,700
3.67% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
805
20.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Burnsville, NC had a population of 1.99k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $36,310. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Burnsville, NC grew from 1,788 to 1,990, a 11.3% increase and its median household income grew from $33,385 to $36,310, a 8.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burnsville, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.23%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), White (Hispanic) (3.87%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.61%). NaNk% of the people in Burnsville, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Burnsville, NC is $170,700, and the homeownership rate is 49.6%. Most people in Burnsville, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Burnsville, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Yancey County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 64.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (32.1%), followed by Other (3.81%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Yancey County, NC
64.1% for the Republican 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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Diversity

Burnsville, NC is home to a population of 1.99k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.52% of Burnsville, NC residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2018, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.67k people) in Burnsville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 104 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 81 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burnsville, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.67k ± 264
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    104 ± 55
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    81 ± 39.8
5.68%
Hispanic Population
113 people

In 2018, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.67k people) in Burnsville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 104 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 81 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.68% of the people in Burnsville, NC are hispanic (113 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.52%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
70 people
3.02%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
54 people

As of 2018, 3.52% of Burnsville, NC residents (70 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Burnsville, NC was 3.02%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.6
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 39.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Burnsville, NC was 43.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Burnsville, NC are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Burnsville, NC residents was 50.

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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

96.8%
2018 Citizenship
97.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.8% of Burnsville, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Burnsville, NC was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    37 ± 34
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    16 ± 22
  3. Korea
    14 ± 16

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

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Economy

Median household income in Burnsville, NC is $36,310. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Burnsville, NC was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $39,077, followed by Census Tract 9603 and N/A, with respective values of $35,365 and N/A.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Burnsville, NC employs 805 people. The largest industries in Burnsville, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (143 people), Retail Trade (121 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (104 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,250), Information ($48,438), and Educational Services ($47,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,310
2018 value
± $11,785
8.76%
1 Year Growth
± 39.5%

Households in Burnsville, NC have a median annual income of $36,310, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,385 in 2017, which represents a 8.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,136
$44,729
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $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 in North Carolina
  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 in North Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burnsville, NC is from North Carolina.
0.473
2017 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in North Carolina

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 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 9602
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. N/A

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burnsville, NC was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $39,077, followed by Census Tract 9603 and N/A, with respective values of $35,365 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burnsville, NC (476 out of 1.85k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 35 - 44.

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
    426 ± 109
  2. Two Or More
    31 ± 65
  3. Native American
    12 ± 62

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burnsville, NC is White, followed by Two Or More 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

805
2018 Value
± 150
20.1%
1 Year growth
± 22.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Burnsville, NC grew at a rate of 20.1%, from 670 employees to 805 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burnsville, NC, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (99 people), Sales & Related Occupations (86 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (83 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burnsville, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Burnsville, NC, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (99 people), Sales & Related Occupations (86 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (83 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burnsville, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.12 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.06 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Burnsville, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($93,333), Management Occupations ($70,000), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($64,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

805
2018 Value
± 150
20.1%
1 Year growth
± 22.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Burnsville, NC grew at a rate of 20.1%, from 670 employees to 805 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burnsville, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (143 people), Retail Trade (121 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (104 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burnsville, NC, though some of these residents may live in Burnsville, 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 Burnsville, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (143 people), Retail Trade (121 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (104 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burnsville, NC has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.35 times higher than expected), Construction (1.92 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burnsville, NC, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,250), Information ($48,438), and Educational Services ($47,500).

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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 in North Carolina
$632B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burnsville, NC was $170,700 in 2018, which is 0.743 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $177,200 to $170,700, a 3.67% decrease. The homeownership rate in Burnsville, NC is 49.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Burnsville, NC have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burnsville, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$170,700
2018 Median
± $15,021
$177,200
2017 Median
± $16,084

In 2018, the median property value in Burnsville, NC declined from to $170,700 from the previous year's value of $177,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Burnsville, 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 Burnsville, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$36,310
Median Household Income
± $11,785
820
Number of Households
± 130

In 2018, the median household income of the 820 households in Burnsville, NC grew to $36,310 from the previous year's value of $33,385.

The following chart displays the households in Burnsville, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

49.6%
2018 Homeownership
47.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 49.6% of the housing units in Burnsville, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.2%.

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

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burnsville, NC have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.386% of the workforce in Burnsville, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    76.3%
  2. Carpooled
    14.1%
  3. Walked
    6.11%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Burnsville, NC was Drove Alone (76.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.1%) and those who Walked (6.11%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

81.8% of the population of Burnsville, NC has health coverage, with 26.3% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 2.7% 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 Yancey County, NC see 1256 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.159% decrease from the previous year (1258 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3536 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 552 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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1,256 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Yancey County, NC

Primary care physicians in Yancey County, NC see an average of 1,256 patients per year. This represents a 0.159% decrease from the previous year (1,258 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Yancey 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

18.2%
Uninsured
26.3%
Employer Coverage
22.5%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
2.7%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burnsville, NC grew by 7.8% from 16.9% to 18.2%.

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