Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC

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Population
118,898
0.0555% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Median Age
43.9

Poverty Rate
16.1%

Median Household Income
$43,075
3.64% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$119,900
1.87% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
50,241
2.04% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 119k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $43,075. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC declined from 118,964 to 118,898, a -0.0555% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,564 to $43,075, a 3.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.07%), Other (Hispanic) (3.36%), White (Hispanic) (1.42%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%). 5.58% of the households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.5% of the residents in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (891 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2018, the median property value in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was $119,900, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%. Most people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New 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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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (46.2%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.74%). 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 North Carolina
49.8% 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

Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 119k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.48% of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.14k people).

In 2018, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.99k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,609 speakers), Arabic (223 speakers), and Hmong (189 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 109
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.02k ± 302
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.99k ± 505
5.08%
Hispanic Population
6.04k people

In 2018, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.99k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.08% of the people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (6.04k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,609 speakers (4.08%)
  2. Arabic
    223 speakers (0.197%)
  3. Hmong
    189 speakers (0.167%)

5.58% of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 4.08% of the overall population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.197% speak Arabic and 0.167% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.48%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.14k people
3.2%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
3.8k people

As of 2018, 3.48% of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents (4.14k 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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 3.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 43.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,844 ± 1,046 people
  2. El Salvador
    335 ± 449 people
  3. Honduras
    302 ± 426 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,844 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by El Salvador with 335 and Honduras with 302.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2018 Citizenship
97.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.5% of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,794 ± 368
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    938 ± 234
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    781 ± 199

Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is $43,075. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,229, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC, with respective values of $107,888 and $101,088.

Males in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,959. The income inequality in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC employs 50.2k people. The largest industries in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Furniture & related product manufacturing (6,647 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,928 people), and Construction (2,374 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($169,946), Banking & related activities ($82,447), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills ($74,286).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,075
2018 value
± $1,409
3.64%
1 Year Growth
± 4.12%

Households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $43,075, 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 $41,564 in 2017, which represents a 3.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$49,956
Average Male Salary in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
± $7,779
$39,959
Average Female Salary in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
± $6,926

In 2019, full-time male employees in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC made 1.25 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White
    $41,045 ± $4,992
  2. Asian
    $35,303 ± $35,639
  3. Other
    $26,171 ± $19,134

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC workers was White. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC.

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Wage Distribution

0.41
2019 Wage GINI in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
0.414
2018 Wage GINI in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC

In 2019, the income inequality in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 0.41 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.07% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,229, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC, with respective values of $107,888 and $101,088.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, 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

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC (18.7k out of 116k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

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
    14,105 ± 853
  2. Hispanic
    2,113 ± 382
  3. Black
    1,917 ± 381

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

50.2k
2019 Value
2.04%
1 Year growth
± 2.04%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 49.2k employees to 50.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,021 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,761 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,392 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,021 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,761 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Upholsterers (96.3 times higher than expected), Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing (54.4 times), and Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers (43.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($154,466), Computer & information systems managers ($133,398), and Medical & health services managers ($124,773).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.2k
2019 Value
2.04%
1 Year growth
± 2.04%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.04%, from 49.2k employees to 50.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (6,647 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,928 people), and Construction (2,374 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, 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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (6,647 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,928 people), and Construction (2,374 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Furniture & related product manufacturing (46.9 times higher than expected), Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (38.8 times), and Knitting fabric mills, & apparel knitting mills (38.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Computer Systems Design ($169,946), Banking & related activities ($82,447), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills ($74,286).

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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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Education

In 2019, universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC awarded 891 degrees. The student population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,533 male students and 2,211 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are White (737 and 83.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (65 and 7.35%), Black or African American (34 and 3.85%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (20 and 2.26%).

The largest universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (891 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (398 and 44.7%), Mechanical Engineering Technology (69 and 7.74%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (47 and 5.27%).

The median tuition costs in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 398 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 47 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 398 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
891 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute with 891 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

364
Degrees Awarded to Men
527
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 364 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.691 times less than the 527 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    737 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    34 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was White students. These 737 degrees mean that there were 11.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 65 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was $119,900 in 2018, which is 0.522 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $117,700 to $119,900, a 1.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$119,900
2018 Median
± $2,946
$117,700
2017 Median
± $2,968

In 2018, the median property value in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew to to $119,900 from the previous year's value of $117,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, 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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$43,075
Median Household Income
± $1,409
46.3k
Number of Households
± 1,500

In 2018, the median household income of the 46.3k households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew to $43,075 from the previous year's value of $41,564.

The following chart displays the households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, 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

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
2018 Homeownership
72.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.5% of the housing units in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.18% of the workforce in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (84.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.67%)

In 2018, 84.2% of workers in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.72%) and those who worked at home (3.67%).

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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

87.9% of the population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.53% 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 North Carolina see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 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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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
$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

12.1%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.53%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC declined by 11.2% from 13.6% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, 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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