Chatham County, NC

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Population

68,364

0.602% decline

Median Age

46.3


Median Household Income

$59,684

1.93% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

30,832

3.82% growth

Median Property Value

$251,600

3.16% growth

About

In 2017, Chatham County, NC had a population of 68.4k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $59,684. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chatham County, NC declined from 68,778 to 68,364, a -0.602% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,555 to $59,684, a 1.93% increase.

The population of Chatham County, NC is 71.4% White Alone, 12.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 11.7% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Chatham County, NC speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chatham County, NC are Body Therapy Institute (51 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Chatham County, NC is $251,600, and the homeownership rate is 76.2%. Most people in Chatham County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Chatham County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chatham County, NC employs 30.8k people. The largest industries in Chatham County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,505 people), Manufacturing (4,131 people), and Educational Services (3,546 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,344), Utilities ($66,186), and Information ($60,250).

Median household income in Chatham County, NC is $59,684. Males in Chatham 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 Chatham County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,684

2017 value

± $1,914

1.93%

1 Year Growth

± 5.05%

Households in Chatham County, NC have a median annual income of $59,684, 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 $58,555 in 2016, which represents a 1.93% 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 Chatham 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 201.05

  2. Census Tract 201.04

  3. Census Tract 201.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chatham County, NC was Census Tract 201.05 with a value of $87,773, followed by Census Tract 201.04 and Census Tract 201.03, with respective values of $84,638 and $83,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chatham County, NC (8.99k out of 67.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 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

    6,035 ± 600

  2. Hispanic

    2,769 ± 358

  3. Black

    1,672 ± 298

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chatham County, 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

30.8k

2017 Value

± 1,246

3.82%

1 Year growth

± 5.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chatham County, NC grew at a rate of 3.82%, from 29.7k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chatham County, NC, are Management Occupations (3,395 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,278 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,915 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chatham County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chatham County, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,395 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,278 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,915 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chatham County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.88 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.35 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chatham County, NC, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($91,477), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,872), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($87,555).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.8k

2017 Value

± 1,246

3.82%

1 Year growth

± 5.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chatham County, NC grew at a rate of 3.82%, from 29.7k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chatham County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,505 people), Manufacturing (4,131 people), and Educational Services (3,546 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chatham County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Chatham 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 Chatham County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,505 people), Manufacturing (4,131 people), and Educational Services (3,546 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chatham County, NC has an unusually high number of Construction (1.6 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.41 times), and Manufacturing (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chatham County, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,344), Utilities ($66,186), and Information ($60,250).

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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

87.5% of the population of Chatham County, NC has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chatham County, NC see 1108 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.82% increase from the previous year (1057 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2125 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1095 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

1,108 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Chatham County, NC see an average of 1,108 patients per year. This represents a 4.82% increase from the previous year (1,057 patients).

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

12.5%

Uninsured

42.7%

Employer Coverage

13%

Medicaid

16.7%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chatham County, NC declined by 1.99% from 12.8% to 12.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chatham 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

Chatham County, NC is home to a population of 68.4k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.63% of Chatham County, NC residents were born outside of the country (5.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chatham County, NC is composed of 48.8k White Alone residents (71.4%), 8.58k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.6%), 7.97k Black or African American Alone residents (11.7%), 1.67k Two or More Races residents (2.44%), 989 Asian Alone residents (1.45%), 183 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.268%), 114 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.167%), and 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0614%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chatham County, NC was 46.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Chatham County, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Chatham County, NC residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.9k people

8.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.83k people

As of 2017, 8.63% of Chatham County, NC residents (5.9k 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 Chatham County, NC was 8.48%, 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

94.2%

2017 Citizenship

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.2% of Chatham County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chatham County, NC was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    48.8k ± 140

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.58k ± 1.06k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7.97k ± 306

In 2017, there were 5.69 times more White Alone residents (48.8k people) in Chatham County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.58k Hispanic or Latino and 7.97k 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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Chatham 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

    1,664 ± 226

  2. Korea

    673 ± 174

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    538 ± 178

Chatham County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chatham County, NC awarded 51 degrees. The student population of Chatham County, NC is skewed towards N/A, with N/A male students and N/A female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chatham County, NC are White (41 and 80.4%), followed by Black or African American (6 and 11.8%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 3.92%), and Two or More Races (1 and 1.96%).

The largest universities in Chatham County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Body Therapy Institute (51 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chatham County, NC are Massage Therapy (51 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Chatham 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

Most Common

  1. 51 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Chatham County, NC was Massage Therapy with 51 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Chatham County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

51 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Chatham County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Body Therapy Institute with 51 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

9

Degrees Awarded to Men

42

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 9 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chatham County, NC, which is 0.214 times less than the 42 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

    41 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chatham County, NC were to White students. These 41 degrees mean that there were 6.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chatham County, NC was $251,600 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $243,900 to $251,600, a 3.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Chatham County, NC is 76.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chatham County, NC have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chatham 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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$59,684

Median Household Income

± $1,914

28.1k

Number of Households

± 1,101

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.1k households in Chatham County, NC grew to $59,684 from the previous year's value of $58,555.

The following chart displays the households in Chatham 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

$251,600

2017 Median

± $10,412

$243,900

2016 Median

± $9,788

In 2017, the median property value in Chatham County, NC grew to to $251,600 from the previous year's value of $243,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chatham 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 Chatham County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Chatham County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chatham County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.2%

2017 Homeownership

77.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.2% of the housing units in Chatham County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Chatham 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 Chatham County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chatham County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chatham County, NC have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Chatham County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chatham County, NC was Drove Alone (78.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (8.09%).

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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