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Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area&

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Population
552,493
1.8% growth
Median Age
36.6
Median Household Income
$54,160
4.18% growth
Poverty Rate
15.9%
Number of Employees
283,410
8.12% growth
Median Property Value
$204,700
2.76% growth

Economy

The economy of Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area employs 283,410 people. The economy of Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area is specialized in Educational Services; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.89; 1.28; and 1.1 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area are Healthcare & Social Assistance (49,826), Educational Services (49,205), and Retail trade (24,402), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,625), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,211), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($60,230).

Median household income in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area is $54,160. Males in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,946. The income inequality of Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area. In North Carolina the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 71 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,069. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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Diversity

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area is home to a population of 552,493 people, from which 91.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area is composed of 301,226 White residents (54.5%), 145,926 Black residents (26.4%), 62,866 Hispanic residents (11.4%), 26,886 Asian residents (4.87%), and 12,527 Two+ residents (2.27%). The most common foreign languages in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area are Spanish (52,284 speakers), Chinese (7,145 speakers), and French (2,997 speakers), but compared to other places, Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area has a relative high number of African Languages (2,751 speakers), French (2,997 speakers), and Other Asian (2,434 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area awarded 18,747 degrees. The student population of Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 8,257 male students and 10,490 female students. Most students in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area are White (10,141 and 54.1%), followed by Black or African American (3,230 and 17.2%), Asian (1,468 and 7.83%), and Hispanic or Latino (995 and 5.31%). The largest universities in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area by number of graduates are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (9,269 and 49.4%), Duke University (5,624 and 30%), and North Carolina Central University (1,643 and 8.76%). The most popular majors in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area are General Biological Sciences (775 and 4.13%), General Psychology (765 and 4.08%), and General Economics (657 and 3.5%). The median tuition costs in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area are $47,650 for private four year colleges, and $6,648 and $31,730 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area is $204,700, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $199,200 to $204,700, a 2.76% increase. The homeownership rate of Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area is 58.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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