Concord, NC

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Population

87,607

2.16% growth

Median Age

35.7


Median Household Income

$60,238

6.69% growth

Poverty Rate

11.9%


Number of Employees

43,280

4.81% growth

Median Property Value

$179,200

5.54% growth

About

In 2017, Concord, NC had a population of 87.6k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $60,238. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Concord, NC grew from 85,753 to 87,607, a 2.16% increase and its median household income grew from $56,459 to $60,238, a 6.69% increase.

The population of Concord, NC is 61.2% White Alone, 19.9% Black or African American Alone, and 12.5% Hispanic or Latino. 14.8% of the people in Concord, NC speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Concord, NC are Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (178 degrees awarded in 2016) and Empire Beauty School-Concord (42 degrees).

The median property value in Concord, NC is $179,200, and the homeownership rate is 65.8%. Most people in Concord, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Concord, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Concord, NC employs 43.3k people. The largest industries in Concord, NC are Retail Trade (5,484 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,062 people), and Manufacturing (4,263 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($96,458), Utilities ($78,239), and Finance & Insurance ($68,981).

Median household income in Concord, NC is $60,238. Males in Concord, 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 Concord, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,238

2017 value

± $2,852

6.69%

1 Year Growth

± 6.38%

Households in Concord, NC have a median annual income of $60,238, 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 $56,459 in 2016, which represents a 6.69% 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 Concord, NC 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 Concord, NC 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 Concord, 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 425.04

  2. Census Tract 413.03

  3. Census Tract 426.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Concord, NC was Census Tract 425.04 with a value of $112,721, followed by Census Tract 413.03 and Census Tract 426.01, with respective values of $107,191 and $89,141.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Concord, NC (10.3k out of 86.6k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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

    5,264 ± 518

  2. Black

    2,937 ± 448

  3. Hispanic

    2,896 ± 408

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

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

43.3k

2017 Value

± 1,526

4.81%

1 Year growth

± 4.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Concord, NC grew at a rate of 4.81%, from 41.3k employees to 43.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Concord, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,773 people), Management Occupations (5,176 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,964 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Concord, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Concord, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,773 people), Management Occupations (5,176 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,964 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Concord, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.32 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.29 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Concord, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,580), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,276), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,886).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

43.3k

2017 Value

± 1,526

4.81%

1 Year growth

± 4.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Concord, NC grew at a rate of 4.81%, from 41.3k employees to 43.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Concord, NC, are Retail Trade (5,484 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,062 people), and Manufacturing (4,263 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Concord, NC, though some of these residents may live in Concord, 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 Concord, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (5,484 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,062 people), and Manufacturing (4,263 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Concord, NC has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.36 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.09 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Concord, NC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($96,458), Utilities ($78,239), and Finance & Insurance ($68,981).

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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 with $35.3B and Machinery and $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

90.2% of the population of Concord, NC has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 8.5% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Concord, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 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

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 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 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

9.85%

Uninsured

54.4%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

8.5%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Concord, NC declined by 9.61% from 10.9% to 9.85%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Concord, 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

Concord, NC is home to a population of 87.6k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.5% of Concord, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Concord, NC is composed of 53.6k White Alone residents (61.2%), 17.4k Black or African American Alone residents (19.9%), 10.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.5%), 3.73k Asian Alone residents (4.26%), 1.46k Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 303 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.346%), 172 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.196%), and 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0285%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Concord, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (8,215 speakers), Other Asian Languages (548 speakers), and Vietnamese (420 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Concord, NC was 35.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Concord, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Concord, NC residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.5% of Concord, NC residents 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 Concord, NC was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Concord, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Concord, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

93.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.6% of Concord, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Concord, NC was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    53.6k ± 1.16k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    17.4k ± 1.01k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10.9k ± 1.28k

In 2017, there were 3.08 times more White Alone residents (53.6k people) in Concord, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.4k Black or African American Alone and 10.9k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    8,215 speakers (10.5%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    548 speakers (0.702%)

  3. Vietnamese

    420 speakers (0.538%)

14.8% of Concord, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Concord, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.5% of the overall population of Concord, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.702% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.538% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,503 ± 253

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,055 ± 265

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    822 ± 217

Concord, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Concord, NC awarded 220 degrees. The student population of Concord, NC is skewed towards women, with 64 male students and 517 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Concord, NC are White (166 and 75.5%), followed by Black or African American (46 and 20.9%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 2.27%), and Two or More Races (2 and 0.909%).

The largest universities in Concord, NC by number of degrees awarded are Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (178 and 80.9%) and Empire Beauty School-Concord (42 and 19.1%).

The most popular majors in Concord, NC are Registered Nursing (105 and 47.7%), General Cosmetology (38 and 17.3%), and Occupational Therapist Assistant (31 and 14.1%).

The median tuition costs in Concord, NC are $11,948 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. 5 degrees awarded

  2. 89 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Concord, NC was Medical Assistant with 5 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 178 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,948

Median Private

In 2016, the Concord, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cabarrus College of Health Sciences with 178 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

16

Degrees Awarded to Men

204

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 16 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Concord, NC, which is 0.0784 times less than the 204 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

    166 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    46 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Concord, NC were to White students. These 166 degrees mean that there were 3.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Concord, NC was $179,200 in 2017, which is 0.824 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,800 to $179,200, a 5.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Concord, NC is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Concord, NC have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Concord, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,238

Median Household Income

± $2,852

31.4k

Number of Households

± 1,171

In 2017, the median household income of the 31.4k households in Concord, NC grew to $60,238 from the previous year's value of $56,459.

The following chart displays the households in Concord, 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

$179,200

2017 Median

± $6,161

$169,800

2016 Median

± $4,118

In 2017, the median property value in Concord, NC grew to to $179,200 from the previous year's value of $169,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Concord, 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 Concord, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.8%

2017 Homeownership

66.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.8% of the housing units in Concord, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

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

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Concord, NC have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.34% of the workforce in Concord, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.93%

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

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