Caldwell County, NC

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Population

81,805

0.223% growth

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$40,735

9.74% growth

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Number of Employees

35,011

2.43% growth

Median Property Value

$112,400

3.21% growth

About

In 2017, Caldwell County, NC had a population of 81.8k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $40,735. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Caldwell County, NC grew from 81,623 to 81,805, a 0.223% increase and its median household income grew from $37,118 to $40,735, a 9.74% increase.

The population of Caldwell County, NC is 87.9% White Alone, 5.09% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.87% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Caldwell County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Caldwell County, NC are Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (786 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Caldwell County, NC is $112,400, and the homeownership rate is 71.6%. Most people in Caldwell County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Caldwell County, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Caldwell County, NC employs 35k people. The largest industries in Caldwell County, NC are Manufacturing (8,507 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,625 people), and Retail Trade (4,207 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,541), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,509), and Transportation & Warehousing ($39,728).

Median household income in Caldwell County, NC is $40,735. Males in Caldwell County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Caldwell County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,735

2017 value

± $1,356

9.74%

1 Year Growth

± 4.73%

Households in Caldwell County, NC have a median annual income of $40,735, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,118 in 2016, which represents a 9.74% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Caldwell County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 313

  2. Census Tract 305

  3. Census Tract 306

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caldwell County, NC was Census Tract 313 with a value of $57,024, followed by Census Tract 305 and Census Tract 306, with respective values of $46,400 and $44,962.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Caldwell County, 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

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caldwell County, NC (13.2k out of 80.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    10,433 ± 751

  2. Hispanic

    1,315 ± 265

  3. Other

    1,196 ± 277

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Caldwell County, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

35k

2017 Value

± 1,345

2.43%

1 Year growth

± 5.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caldwell County, NC grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 34.2k employees to 35k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caldwell County, NC, are Production Occupations (5,444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,296 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,655 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caldwell County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Caldwell County, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,296 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,655 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caldwell County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.68 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.8 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Caldwell County, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,036), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,095), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,708).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

35k

2017 Value

± 1,345

2.43%

1 Year growth

± 5.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caldwell County, NC grew at a rate of 2.43%, from 34.2k employees to 35k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caldwell County, NC, are Manufacturing (8,507 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,625 people), and Retail Trade (4,207 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caldwell County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Caldwell County, 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 County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,507 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,625 people), and Retail Trade (4,207 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caldwell County, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.4 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.51 times), and Retail Trade (1.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Caldwell County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($55,541), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,509), and Transportation & Warehousing ($39,728).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

86% of the population of Caldwell County, NC has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Caldwell County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Caldwell County, NC see 2197 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.47% increase from the previous year (2144 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3541 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1566 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,197 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Caldwell County, NC see an average of 2,197 patients per year. This represents a 2.47% increase from the previous year (2,144 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Caldwell County, NC in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

14%

Uninsured

38.1%

Employer Coverage

18.6%

Medicaid

15.8%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caldwell County, NC declined by 3.48% from 14.5% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Caldwell County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Caldwell County, NC is home to a population of 81.8k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.45% of Caldwell County, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.83k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Caldwell County, NC is composed of 71.9k White Alone residents (87.9%), 4.16k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.09%), 3.98k Black or African American Alone residents (4.87%), 720 Two or More Races residents (0.88%), 508 Asian Alone residents (0.621%), 344 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.421%), 144 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.176%), and 26 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0318%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Caldwell County, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Caldwell County, NC was 44.1. 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 County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Caldwell County, NC residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.83k people

3.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.8k people

As of 2017, 3.45% of Caldwell County, NC residents (2.83k 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 County, NC was 3.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Caldwell County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Caldwell County, NC was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    71.9k ± 81

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.16k ± 503

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.98k ± 206

In 2017, there were 17.3 times more White Alone residents (71.9k people) in Caldwell County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.16k Hispanic or Latino and 3.98k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Caldwell County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Caldwell County, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Caldwell County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Caldwell County, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,961 ± 265

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    682 ± 204

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    525 ± 172

Caldwell County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Caldwell County, NC awarded 786 degrees. The student population of Caldwell County, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,485 male students and 1,884 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Caldwell County, NC are White (688 and 87.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (33 and 4.21%), Black or African American (23 and 2.94%), and Unknown (16 and 2.04%).

The largest universities in Caldwell County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (786 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Caldwell County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (353 and 44.9%), Registered Nursing (57 and 7.25%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (47 and 5.98%).

The median tuition costs in Caldwell County, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Caldwell County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 348 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

786 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Caldwell County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute with 786 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

301

Degrees Awarded to Men

485

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 301 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Caldwell County, NC, which is 0.621 times less than the 485 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    688 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    33 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Caldwell County, NC were to White students. These 688 degrees mean that there were 20.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 33 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caldwell County, NC was $112,400 in 2017, which is 0.517 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,900 to $112,400, a 3.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Caldwell County, NC is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Caldwell County, NC have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Caldwell County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,735

Median Household Income

± $1,356

32.2k

Number of Households

± 1,205

In 2017, the median household income of the 32.2k households in Caldwell County, NC grew to $40,735 from the previous year's value of $37,118.

The following chart displays the households in Caldwell County, 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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Housing

Property Value

$112,400

2017 Median

± $3,245

$108,900

2016 Median

± $3,992

In 2017, the median property value in Caldwell County, NC grew to to $112,400 from the previous year's value of $108,900.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%

2017 Homeownership

70.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.6% of the housing units in Caldwell County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caldwell County, NC have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Caldwell County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.66%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Caldwell County, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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