Burnsville, NC

Census Place

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2019 Population
1,903
4.37% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
42.9
1.15% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
22.1%
14.1% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$34,659
4.55% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$188,900
10.7% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
777
3.48% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Burnsville, NC had a population of 1.9k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $34,659. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Burnsville, NC declined from 1,990 to 1,903, a −4.37% decrease and its median household income declined from $36,310 to $34,659, a −4.55% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burnsville, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), White (Hispanic) (5.57%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.25%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.94%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.631%). 0% of the households in Burnsville, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

96.8% of the residents in Burnsville, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Burnsville, NC was $188,900, and the homeownership rate was 48.9%. Most people in Burnsville, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Burnsville, NC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Burnsville, NC is home to a population of 1.9k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2019, 13.8% of Burnsville, NC residents were born outside of the country (262 people).

In 2019, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.61k people) in Burnsville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106 White (Hispanic) and 100 Black or African American (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)
    1.61k ± 246
  2. White (Hispanic)
    106 ± 91
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    100 ± 53
6.1%
Hispanic Population
116 people

In 2019, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.61k people) in Burnsville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106 White (Hispanic) and 100 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.1% of the people in Burnsville, NC are hispanic (116 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

13.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
262 people
3.52%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
70 people

As of 2019, 13.8% of Burnsville, NC residents (262 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 Burnsville, NC was 3.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 7.1
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 24.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Burnsville, NC was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Burnsville, NC are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Burnsville, NC residents was 43.

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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

96.8%
2019 Citizenship
96.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.8% of Burnsville, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Burnsville, NC was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    35 ± 30
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    17 ± 21
  3. Korea
    12 ± 16

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

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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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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Economy

Median household income in Burnsville, NC is $34,659. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Burnsville, NC was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $45,625, followed by Census Tract 9603 and N/A, with respective values of $34,792 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 Burnsville, NC employs 777 people. The largest industries in Burnsville, NC are Retail Trade (120 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (118 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (108 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,667), Information ($56,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,875).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,659
2019 value
± $6,095
−4.55%
1 Year Growth
± 38.7%

Households in Burnsville, NC have a median annual income of $34,659, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,310 in 2018, which represents a −4.55% 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.

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 Burnsville, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9603
  3. N/A

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burnsville, NC was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $45,625, followed by Census Tract 9603 and N/A, with respective values of $34,792 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

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burnsville, NC (390 out of 1.77k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 6 - 11 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
    347 ± 102
  2. Two Or More
    28 ± 63
  3. Native American
    10 ± 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

777
2019 Value
± 139
−3.48%
1 Year decline
± 26.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Burnsville, NC declined at a rate of −3.48%, from 805 employees to 777 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burnsville, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (109 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (91 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (73 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 Sales & Related Occupations (109 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (91 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (73 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burnsville, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.46 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.03 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.82 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 ($130,500), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($55,625), and Protective Service Occupations ($55,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

777
2019 Value
± 139
−3.48%
1 Year decline
± 26.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Burnsville, NC declined at a rate of −3.48%, from 805 employees to 777 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burnsville, NC, are Retail Trade (120 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (118 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (108 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 Retail Trade (120 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (118 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (108 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burnsville, NC has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (3.03 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.84 times), and Construction (1.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burnsville, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,667), Information ($56,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,875).

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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

Showing data for North Carolina.
$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 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burnsville, NC was $188,900 in 2019, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $170,700 to $188,900, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Burnsville, NC is 48.9%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Burnsville, NC have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Burnsville, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$188,900
2019 Median
± $25,837
$170,700
2018 Median
± $15,021

In 2019, the median property value in Burnsville, NC grew to to $188,900 from the previous year's value of $170,700.

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 $200k - $250k 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.
$34,659
Median Household Income
± $6,095
822
Number of Households
± 122

In 2019, the median household income of the 822 households in Burnsville, NC declined from $34,659 from the previous year's value of $36,310.

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 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

48.9%
2019 Homeownership
49.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 48.9% of the housing units in Burnsville, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.6%.

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

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burnsville, NC have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.541% of the workforce in Burnsville, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (75.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13.6%)
  3. Walked (5.95%)

In 2019, 75.3% of workers in Burnsville, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.6%) and those who walked to work (5.95%).

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 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 false.

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Health

82.3% of the population of Burnsville, NC has health coverage, with 23.5% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 2.38% 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 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.879% increase from the previous year (1479 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3012 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 531 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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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Yancey County, NC

Primary care physicians in Yancey County, NC see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 0.879% increase from the previous year (1,479 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

17.7%
Uninsured
23.5%
Employer Coverage
24.3%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
2.38%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burnsville, NC declined by 2.65% from 18.2% to 17.7%.

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. 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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