Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC

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2020 Population
119,327
0.193% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.6
0.677% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.5%
7.84% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$47,662
3.86% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$129,900
4.93% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
49,437
1.6% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 119k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $47,662. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew from 119,097 to 119,327, a 0.193% increase and its median household income grew from $45,891 to $47,662, a 3.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.52%), Other (Hispanic) (3.43%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%), and White (Hispanic) (1.26%).

5.51% of the households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% 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 (794 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was $129,900, and the homeownership rate was 75.3%. Most people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 119k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.01% of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (3.59k people).

In 2020, there were 19.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.09k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,667 households), German (251 households), and Arabic (225 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 82
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.39k ± 488
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    4.09k ± 539
5.41%
Hispanic Population
6.46k people

In 2020, there were 19.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.09k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.41% of the people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (6.46k 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 Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,667 households (4.12%)
  2. German
    251 households (0.221%)
  3. Arabic
    225 households (0.198%)

5.51% of the households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 4.12% of the households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.59k people
3.25%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.87k people

As of 2020, 3.01% of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents (3.59k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 3.25%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
47
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 44.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,767 ± 1,024 people
  2. El Salvador
    399 ± 490 people
  3. Honduras
    314 ± 434 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,767 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by El Salvador with 399 and Honduras with 314.

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Citizenship

98%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98% of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,786 ± 317
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    985 ± 248
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    794 ± 200

Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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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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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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is $47,662. In 2020, 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 $119,316, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $112,777 and $104,395.

Males in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,804. The income inequality in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.407, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC employs 49.4k people. The largest industries in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,871 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,333 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,641 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($169,000), Banking & related activities ($84,520), and Building material & supplies dealers ($81,355).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,662
2020 value
± $1,986
3.86%
1 Year Growth
± 5.41%

Households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $47,662, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,891 in 2019, which represents a 3.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$52,443
Average Male Salary in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
± $7,766
$40,804
Average Female Salary in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
± $6,740

In 2020, full-time male employees in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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. Asian
    $46,590 ± $41,688
  2. Two or More Races
    $42,537 ± $27,414
  3. White
    $42,014 ± $4,939

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC.

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Wage Distribution

0.407
2020 Wage GINI in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
0.41
2019 Wage GINI in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC

In 2020, the income inequality in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 0.407 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.669% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020, 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 $119,316, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $112,777 and $104,395.

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 Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC (15.7k out of 117k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 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
    12,107 ± 858
  2. Hispanic
    1,650 ± 361
  3. Black
    1,482 ± 386

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

49.4k
2020 Value
−1.6%
1 Year decline
± −1.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −1.6%, from 50.2k employees to 49.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,145 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,710 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,369 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 (2,145 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,710 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,369 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 (85.4 times higher than expected), Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing (42.4 times), and Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders (28.8 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 ($117,270), Medical & health services managers ($116,557), and Sales managers ($112,895).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.4k
2020 Value
−1.6%
1 Year decline
± −1.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −1.6%, from 50.2k employees to 49.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,871 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,333 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,641 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 (5,871 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,333 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (59.8 times higher than expected), Furniture & related product manufacturing (42.9 times), and Knitting fabric mills, & apparel knitting mills (30.3 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 ($169,000), Banking & related activities ($84,520), and Building material & supplies dealers ($81,355).

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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. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

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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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

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. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%). The most partisan county was Durham County, NC with 80.4% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic 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
49.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 80.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 80% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Durham County, NC with 80.4% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic 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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Education

In 2020, universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC awarded 794 degrees. The student population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,528 male students and 2,317 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are White (660 and 83.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (60 and 7.59%), Black or African American (22 and 2.78%), and Two or More Races (13 and 1.65%).

The largest universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (794 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (369 and 46.5%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (58 and 7.3%), and Mechanical Engineering Technology (43 and 5.42%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 369 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 34 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 369 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
794 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute with 794 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

299
Degrees Awarded to Men
495
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 299 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.604 times less than the 495 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex 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
    660 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    22 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was White students. These 660 degrees mean that there were 11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 60 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was $129,900 in 2020, which is 0.565 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $123,800 to $129,900, a 4.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 25.3 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

$129,900
2020 Median
± $4,102
$123,800
2019 Median
± $3,483

In 2020, the median property value in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew to to $129,900 from the previous year's value of $123,800.

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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$47,662
Median Household Income
± $1,986
46.8k
Number of Households
± 1,715

In 2020, the median household income of the 46.8k households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew to $47,662 from the previous year's value of $45,891.

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

75.3%
2020 Homeownership
73.5%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 75.3% of the housing units in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. 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

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.47% 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.75%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.02%)

In 2020, 83.1% of workers in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.75%) and those who worked at home (4.02%).

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 false.

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Health

88.9% of the population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.6% 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

11.1%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
17%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC declined by 1.83% from 11.3% to 11.1%.

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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