Currituck County, NC

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Population

25,247

1.54% growth

Median Age

42.9


Median Household Income

$65,758

7.65% growth

Poverty Rate

9.12%


Number of Employees

12,138

1.46% growth

Median Property Value

$244,500

7.52% growth

About

In 2017, Currituck County, NC had a population of 25.2k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $65,758. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Currituck County, NC grew from 24,864 to 25,247, a 1.54% increase and its median household income grew from $61,086 to $65,758, a 7.65% increase.

The population of Currituck County, NC is 87.5% White Alone, 5.33% Black or African American Alone, and 3.64% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Currituck County, NC speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Currituck County, NC is $244,500, and the homeownership rate is 82.5%. Most people in Currituck County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36 minutes. The average car ownership in Currituck County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Currituck County, NC employs 12.1k people. The largest industries in Currituck County, NC are Construction (1,509 people), Retail Trade (1,491 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,059 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($60,825), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,533), and Manufacturing ($59,348).

Median household income in Currituck County, NC is $65,758. Males in Currituck 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 Currituck County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,758

2017 value

± $5,882

7.65%

1 Year Growth

± 11.5%

Households in Currituck County, NC have a median annual income of $65,758, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,086 in 2016, which represents a 7.65% 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 Currituck 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 1102

  2. Census Tract 1101.01

  3. Census Tract 1103.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Currituck County, NC was Census Tract 1102 with a value of $84,990, followed by Census Tract 1101.01 and Census Tract 1103.01, with respective values of $68,125 and $66,122.

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

9.12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Currituck County, NC (2.28k out of 25k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 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

    2,001 ± 320

  2. Hispanic

    146 ± 125

  3. Black

    134 ± 130

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Currituck 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

12.1k

2017 Value

± 738

1.46%

1 Year growth

± 8.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Currituck County, NC grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 12k employees to 12.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Currituck County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,816 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,506 people), and Management Occupations (1,231 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Currituck County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Currituck County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,816 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,506 people), and Management Occupations (1,231 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Currituck County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.52 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.77 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Currituck County, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,932), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,276), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.1k

2017 Value

± 738

1.46%

1 Year growth

± 8.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Currituck County, NC grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 12k employees to 12.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Currituck County, NC, are Construction (1,509 people), Retail Trade (1,491 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,059 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Currituck County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Currituck 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 Currituck County, NC, by number of employees, are Construction (1,509 people), Retail Trade (1,491 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,059 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Currituck County, NC has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.24 times higher than expected), Construction (1.98 times), and Public Administration (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Currituck County, NC, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($60,825), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,533), and Manufacturing ($59,348).

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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. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

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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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% 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. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

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

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Health

87.1% of the population of Currituck County, NC has health coverage, with 42.8% on employee plans, 9.14% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 7.62% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Currituck County, NC see 4210 patients per year on average, which represents a 32.6% decrease from the previous year (6244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5162 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2868 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

4,210 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Currituck County, NC see an average of 4,210 patients per year. This represents a 32.6% decrease from the previous year (6,244 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

12.9%

Uninsured

42.8%

Employer Coverage

9.14%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

16.9%

Non-Group

7.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Currituck County, NC declined by 8% from 14.1% to 12.9%.

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

Currituck County, NC is home to a population of 25.2k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.55% of Currituck County, NC residents were born outside of the country (644 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Currituck County, NC is composed of 22.1k White Alone residents (87.5%), 1.35k Black or African American Alone residents (5.33%), 919 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.64%), 595 Two or More Races residents (2.36%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.432%), 107 Asian Alone residents (0.424%), 67 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.265%), and 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0436%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Currituck County, NC was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Currituck County, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Currituck County, NC residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

644 people

2.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

717 people

As of 2017, 2.55% of Currituck County, NC residents (644 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 Currituck County, NC was 2.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Currituck County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Currituck County, NC was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.1k ± 61

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.35k ± 231

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    919 ± 176

In 2017, there were 16.4 times more White Alone residents (22.1k people) in Currituck County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k Black or African American Alone and 919 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 Currituck County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    856 ± 167

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    765 ± 165

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    636 ± 157

Currituck County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Currituck County, NC was $244,500 in 2017, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $227,400 to $244,500, a 7.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Currituck County, NC is 82.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Currituck County, NC have an average commute time of 36 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Currituck County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$244,500

2017 Median

± $12,958

$227,400

2016 Median

± $11,315

In 2017, the median property value in Currituck County, NC grew to to $244,500 from the previous year's value of $227,400.

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

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Household Income

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$65,758

Median Household Income

± $5,882

9.77k

Number of Households

± 645

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.77k households in Currituck County, NC grew to $65,758 from the previous year's value of $61,086.

The following chart displays the households in Currituck 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.5%

2017 Homeownership

83.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.5% of the housing units in Currituck County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.3%.

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

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Commute Time

36 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Currituck County, NC have a longer commute time (36 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.81% of the workforce in Currituck County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Currituck County, NC was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.88%) and those who Worked At Home (3.2%).

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

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