Carrboro, NC

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2020 Population
21,254
0.113% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
32.5
0.612% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
14.1%
10.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$67,469
14.9% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$386,900
4.91% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Carrboro, NC had a population of 21.3k people with a median age of 32.5 and a median household income of $67,469. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Carrboro, NC grew from 21,230 to 21,254, a 0.113% increase and its median household income grew from $58,702 to $67,469, a 14.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carrboro, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.68%), and White (Hispanic) (3.41%).

None of the households in Carrboro, 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.

94.6% of the residents in Carrboro, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Carrboro, NC was $386,900, and the homeownership rate was 42.6%.

Most people in Carrboro, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Carrboro, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Carrboro, NC is home to a population of 21.3k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 13.2% of Carrboro, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.81k people).

In 2020, there were 4.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Carrboro, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.6%
2020 Citizenship
91.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.6% of Carrboro, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Carrboro, NC was 91.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carrboro, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14k ± 704
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.39k ± 541
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.55k ± 329
6.62%
Hispanic Population
1.41k people

In 2020, there were 4.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14k people) in Carrboro, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.55k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.62% of the people in Carrboro, NC are hispanic (1.41k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Carrboro, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.81k people
15.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.25k people

As of 2020, 13.2% of Carrboro, NC residents (2.81k 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 Carrboro, NC was 15.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    294 ± 183
  2. Vietnam
    160 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    88 ± 44

Carrboro, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Carrboro, NC employs 12k people. The largest industries in Carrboro, NC are Educational Services (3,631 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,804 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,548 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($123,393), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,273), and Finance & Insurance ($75,491).

Occupations

12k
2020 Value
± 909
−2.43%
1 Year decline
± 10.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carrboro, NC declined at a rate of −2.43%, from 12.3k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carrboro, NC, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,419 people), Management Occupations (1,116 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (915 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carrboro, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12k
2020 Value
± 909
−2.43%
1 Year decline
± 10.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carrboro, NC declined at a rate of −2.43%, from 12.3k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carrboro, NC, are Educational Services (3,631 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,804 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,548 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carrboro, NC, though some of these residents may live in Carrboro, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,318
Median earning men ± $4,039
$30,661
Median earning women ± $2,101

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($128,542), Information ($93,167), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($90,288).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($109,554), Wholesale Trade ($72,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,292).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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

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

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

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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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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.

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.733% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.14M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Carrboro, NC was $386,900 in 2020, which is 1.68 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $368,800 to $386,900, a 4.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Carrboro, NC is 42.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Carrboro, NC have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carrboro, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$386,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$22,807
$3,810
Median Property Taxes
±$437

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carrboro, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Carrboro, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

42.6%
Homeownership
2020
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 42.6% of the housing units in Carrboro, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.8%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 107.01
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Carrboro, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,469
Median Household Income
± $8,676
8.95k
Number of Households
± 788

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.95k households in Carrboro, NC grew to $67,469 from the previous year's value of $58,702.

The following chart displays the households in Carrboro, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carrboro, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (58.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Public Transit (11.9%)

In 2020, 58.2% of workers in Carrboro, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (11.9%).

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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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carrboro, NC have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.866% of the workforce in Carrboro, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carrboro, NC (2.99k out of 21.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carrboro, NC is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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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93% of the population of Carrboro, NC has health coverage, with 63.3% on employee plans, 5.7% on Medicaid, 9.27% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 0.532% 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 Orange County, NC see 533 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (533 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 438 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 151 patients per year.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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533 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, NC

Primary care physicians in Orange County, NC see an average of 533 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (533 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 32.9% between 18 and 34 years, 34% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.1% were men and 55.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7%
Uninsured
63.3%
Employer Coverage
5.7%
Medicaid
9.27%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
0.532%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carrboro, NC declined by 22% from 8.98% to 7%.

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

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