Duplin County, NC

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Population

59,350

0.387% growth

Median Age

40


Median Household Income

$36,679

3.72% growth

Poverty Rate

26.3%


Number of Employees

24,678

0.937% growth

Median Property Value

$88,800

0.68% growth

About

In 2017, Duplin County, NC had a population of 59.4k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $36,679. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Duplin County, NC grew from 59,121 to 59,350, a 0.387% increase and its median household income grew from $35,364 to $36,679, a 3.72% increase.

The population of Duplin County, NC is 51.8% White Alone, 24.5% Black or African American Alone, and 21.7% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Duplin County, NC speak a non-English language, and 89.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Duplin County, NC are James Sprunt Community College (332 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Duplin County, NC is $88,800, and the homeownership rate is 69.7%. Most people in Duplin County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Duplin County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Duplin County, NC employs 24.7k people. The largest industries in Duplin County, NC are Manufacturing (5,013 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,897 people), and Retail Trade (2,666 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($45,625), Public Administration ($40,218), and Utilities ($38,208).

Median household income in Duplin County, NC is $36,679. Males in Duplin 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 Duplin County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,679

2017 value

± $1,679

3.72%

1 Year Growth

± 7.38%

Households in Duplin County, NC have a median annual income of $36,679, 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 $35,364 in 2016, which represents a 3.72% 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 Duplin 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 904

  2. Census Tract 902

  3. Census Tract 905.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Duplin County, NC was Census Tract 904 with a value of $42,235, followed by Census Tract 902 and Census Tract 905.02, with respective values of $39,706 and $37,213.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Duplin County, NC (15.4k out of 58.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    8,761 ± 733

  2. Hispanic

    6,091 ± 547

  3. Black

    4,194 ± 429

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

24.7k

2017 Value

± 1,271

0.937%

1 Year growth

± 7.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Duplin County, NC grew at a rate of 0.937%, from 24.4k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Duplin County, NC, are Production Occupations (3,073 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,513 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,160 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Duplin County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Duplin County, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,073 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,513 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,160 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Duplin County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (9.15 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.15 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Duplin County, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($54,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,954), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($46,146).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.7k

2017 Value

± 1,271

0.937%

1 Year growth

± 7.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Duplin County, NC grew at a rate of 0.937%, from 24.4k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Duplin County, NC, are Manufacturing (5,013 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,897 people), and Retail Trade (2,666 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Duplin County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Duplin 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 Duplin County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,013 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,897 people), and Retail Trade (2,666 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Duplin County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.94 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.01 times), and Utilities (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Duplin County, NC, by median earnings, are Information ($45,625), Public Administration ($40,218), and Utilities ($38,208).

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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

80.7% of the population of Duplin County, NC has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 25% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Duplin County, NC see 4226 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.25% decrease from the previous year (4606 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4212 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1594 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

4,226 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Duplin County, NC see an average of 4,226 patients per year. This represents a 8.25% decrease from the previous year (4,606 patients).

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

19.3%

Uninsured

29.7%

Employer Coverage

25%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

2.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Duplin County, NC declined by 7.86% from 21% to 19.3%.

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

Duplin County, NC is home to a population of 59.4k people, from which 89.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 12% of Duplin County, NC residents were born outside of the country (7.14k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Duplin County, NC is composed of 30.7k White Alone residents (51.8%), 14.6k Black or African American Alone residents (24.5%), 12.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (21.7%), 741 Two or More Races residents (1.25%), 210 Asian Alone residents (0.354%), 160 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.27%), 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0421%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Duplin County, NC was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Duplin County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Duplin County, NC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.14k people

11.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.92k people

As of 2017, 12% of Duplin County, NC residents (7.14k 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 Duplin County, NC was 11.7%, 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

89.3%

2017 Citizenship

89.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.3% of Duplin County, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Duplin County, NC was 89.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.7k ± 28

  2. Black or African American Alone

    14.6k ± 229

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12.9k ± 1.32k

In 2017, there were 2.11 times more White Alone residents (30.7k people) in Duplin County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.6k Black or African American Alone and 12.9k 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 Duplin 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 Duplin 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 Duplin County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Duplin 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

    1,503 ± 242

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    658 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    442 ± 140

Duplin County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Duplin County, NC awarded 332 degrees. The student population of Duplin County, NC is skewed towards women, with 408 male students and 820 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Duplin County, NC are White (160 and 48.2%), followed by Black or African American (110 and 33.1%), Hispanic or Latino (56 and 16.9%), and Two or More Races (3 and 0.904%).

The largest universities in Duplin County, NC by number of degrees awarded are James Sprunt Community College (332 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Duplin County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (63 and 19%), Information Technology (57 and 17.2%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (44 and 13.3%).

The median tuition costs in Duplin 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Duplin County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 63 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

332 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Duplin County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was James Sprunt Community College with 332 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

110

Degrees Awarded to Men

222

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 110 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Duplin County, NC, which is 0.495 times less than the 222 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

    160 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    110 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    56 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Duplin County, NC were to White students. These 160 degrees mean that there were 1.45 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 110 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Duplin County, NC was $88,800 in 2017, which is 0.408 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,200 to $88,800, a 0.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Duplin County, NC is 69.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Duplin County, NC have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Duplin 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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$36,679

Median Household Income

± $1,679

21.7k

Number of Households

± 1,065

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.7k households in Duplin County, NC grew to $36,679 from the previous year's value of $35,364.

The following chart displays the households in Duplin 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$88,800

2017 Median

± $3,898

$88,200

2016 Median

± $3,516

In 2017, the median property value in Duplin County, NC grew to to $88,800 from the previous year's value of $88,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Duplin 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 Duplin County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.7% of the housing units in Duplin County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Duplin County, NC have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.2% of the workforce in Duplin County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    17.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.02%

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

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