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Cabarrus County, NC&

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2.08% growth
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Median Household Income
7.77% growth
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Number of Employees
4.75% growth
Median Property Value
2.33% growth

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The economy of Cabarrus County, NC employs 92,139 people. The economy of Cabarrus County, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Utilities; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.07; 1.81; and 1.68 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cabarrus County, NC are Retail trade (11,723), Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,560), and Manufacturing (9,270), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($64,404), Utilities ($62,151), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($60,476).

Median household income in Cabarrus County, NC is $58,970. Males in Cabarrus County, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of Cabarrus County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Cabarrus County, NC. In Cabarrus County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 91 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,665. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Cabarrus County, NC is home to a population of 192,296 people, from which 95% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cabarrus County, NC is composed of 132,653 White residents (69%), 31,254 Black residents (16.3%), 18,877 Hispanic residents (9.8%), 5,216 Asian residents (2.71%), and 3,408 Two+ residents (1.77%). The most common foreign languages in Cabarrus County, NC are Spanish (14,751 speakers), Other Asian (662 speakers), and Chinese (519 speakers), but compared to other places, Cabarrus County, NC has a relative high number of Other Slavic (317 speakers), Gujarati (336 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (161 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cabarrus County, NC awarded 243 degrees. The student population of Cabarrus County, NC is skewed towards females, with 22 male students and 221 female students. Most students in Cabarrus County, NC are White (179 and 73.7%), followed by Black or African American (43 and 17.7%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 4.94%), and Two or more races (4 and 1.65%). The largest universities in Cabarrus County, NC by number of graduates are Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (200 and 82.3%), Empire Beauty School-Concord (43 and 17.7%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Cabarrus County, NC are Registered Nursing (61 and 25.1%), Occupational Therapist Assistant (27 and 11.1%), and Medical Assistant (6 and 2.47%). The median tuition costs in Cabarrus County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,948 and $11,948 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cabarrus County, NC is $171,000, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $167,100 to $171,000, a 2.33% increase. The homeownership rate of Cabarrus County, NC is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cabarrus County, NC have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cabarrus County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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