Congressional District 12, NC

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2019 Population
891,792
1.28% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Representative
Alma Adams
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
34.1
0.294% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
13.2%
9% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$61,658
7.04% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$236,500
11.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 12, NC had a population of 892k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $61,658. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 12, NC grew from 880,550 to 891,792, a 1.28% increase and its median household income grew from $57,605 to $61,658, a 7.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 12, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (38%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.9%), Other (Hispanic) (7.77%), White (Hispanic) (6.94%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.75%). 21.5% of the households in Congressional District 12, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

89.3% of the residents in Congressional District 12, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 12, NC was $236,500, and the homeownership rate was 51.7%. Most people in Congressional District 12, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 12, NC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 12, NC is home to a population of 892k people, from which 89.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 40.3% of Congressional District 12, NC residents were born outside of the country (359k people).

In 2019, there were 1.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (339k people) in Congressional District 12, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 329k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 69.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Congressional District 12, NC are Spanish (113,197 speakers), Vietnamese (6,796 speakers), and Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (6,061 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 12, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    339k ± 7.5k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    329k ± 5.38k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    69.3k ± 7.98k
15.9%
Hispanic Population
141k people

In 2019, there were 1.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (339k people) in Congressional District 12, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 329k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 69.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.9% of the people in Congressional District 12, NC are hispanic (141k people).

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    113,197 speakers (13.6%)
  2. Vietnamese
    6,796 speakers (0.818%)
  3. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa
    6,061 speakers (0.73%)

21.5% of Congressional District 12, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Congressional District 12, NC was Spanish. 13.6% of the overall population of Congressional District 12, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.818% speak Vietnamese and 0.73% speak Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

40.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
359k people
15.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
134k people

As of 2019, 40.3% of Congressional District 12, NC residents (359k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 12, NC was 15.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 12, NC was 34.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Congressional District 12, NC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 12, NC residents was 34.

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Citizenship

89.3%
2019 Citizenship
89.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 89.3% of Congressional District 12, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 12, NC was 89.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,010 ± 1,373
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,496 ± 1,823
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,215 ± 1,659

Congressional District 12, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 12, NC is $61,658. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 12, NC was Census Tract 28 with a value of $244,539, followed by Census Tract 29.05 and Census Tract 517, with respective values of $226,983 and $212,115.

The economy of Congressional District 12, NC employs 493k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 12, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (58,047 people), Retail Trade (51,955 people), and Finance & Insurance (47,094 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,066), Finance & Insurance ($72,389), and Utilities ($71,946).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,658
2019 value
± $1,476
7.04%
1 Year Growth
± 3.71%

Households in Congressional District 12, NC have a median annual income of $61,658, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,605 in 2018, which represents a 7.04% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 12, NC (112k out of 852k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    48,924 ± 1,792
  2. White
    37,267 ± 1,443
  3. Hispanic
    29,648 ± 1,254

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 12, NC is Black, followed by White 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

493k
2019 Value
± 13,425
2.73%
1 Year growth
± 3.68%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 12, NC grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 480k employees to 493k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 12, NC, are Management Occupations (56,693 people), Sales & Related Occupations (56,198 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (53,128 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 12, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 12, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (56,693 people), Sales & Related Occupations (56,198 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (53,128 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 12, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,181), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,755), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,612).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

493k
2019 Value
± 13,425
2.73%
1 Year growth
± 3.68%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 12, NC grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 480k employees to 493k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 12, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (58,047 people), Retail Trade (51,955 people), and Finance & Insurance (47,094 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 12, NC, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 12, 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 Congressional District 12, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (58,047 people), Retail Trade (51,955 people), and Finance & Insurance (47,094 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 12, NC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($73,066), Finance & Insurance ($72,389), and Utilities ($71,946).

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Civics

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.

Congressional District 12, NC is currently represented by Alma Adams 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.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 12, NC

Alma Adams
District 12 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 12, NC is currently represented by Alma Adams (Democratic Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 12, NC was $236,500 in 2019, which is 0.983 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $212,400 to $236,500, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 12, NC is 51.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 12, NC have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 12, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$236,500
2019 Median
± $5,267
$212,400
2018 Median
± $5,326

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 12, NC grew to to $236,500 from the previous year's value of $212,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 12, 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 Congressional District 12, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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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.
$61,658
Median Household Income
± $1,476
342k
Number of Households
± 10,020

In 2019, the median household income of the 342k households in Congressional District 12, NC grew to $61,658 from the previous year's value of $57,605.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 12, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 12, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 12, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

51.7%
2019 Homeownership
51.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 51.7% of the housing units in Congressional District 12, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 12, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 12, NC have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Congressional District 12, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (74.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.96%)
  3. Carpooled (8.26%)

In 2019, 74.7% of workers in Congressional District 12, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.96%) and those who carpooled to work (8.26%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 12, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 12, NC have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

14%
Uninsured
51.7%
Employer Coverage
14.7%
Medicaid
7.5%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.21%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 12, NC grew by 1.49% from 13.8% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 12, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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