Elk Park, NC

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2019 Population
744
2.62% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
31.8
2.25% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.8%
13.8% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$40,200
25.8% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$98,500
15.2% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
364
5.81% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Elk Park, NC had a population of 744 people with a median age of 31.8 and a median household income of $40,200. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Elk Park, NC grew from 725 to 744, a 2.62% increase and its median household income grew from $31,944 to $40,200, a 25.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elk Park, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.21%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.806%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.672%), and White (Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Elk Park, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

100% of the residents in Elk Park, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Elk Park, NC was $98,500, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%. Most people in Elk Park, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Elk Park, NC was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Elk Park, NC is home to a population of 744 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2019, 0% of Elk Park, NC residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2019, there were 80.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (724 people) in Elk Park, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9 Two+ (Hispanic) and 6 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elk Park, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    724 ± 249
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    9 ± 12
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6 ± 14
1.21%
Hispanic Population
9 people

In 2019, there were 80.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (724 people) in Elk Park, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9 Two+ (Hispanic) and 6 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.21% of the people in Elk Park, NC are hispanic (9 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Elk Park, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    229,947 ± 11,640 people
  2. India
    70,805 ± 6,510 people
  3. Honduras
    36,544 ± 4,685 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 229,947 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 70,805 and Honduras with 36,544.

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Citizenship

100%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 100% of Elk Park, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Elk Park, NC was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    17 ± 21
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6 ± 20
  3. Korea
    6 ± 16

Elk Park, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in Elk Park, NC is $40,200. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Elk Park, NC was Census Tract 9303.02 with a value of $36,552, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,862. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Elk Park, NC employs 364 people. The largest industries in Elk Park, NC are Manufacturing (72 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (49 people), and Educational Services (45 people), and the highest paying industries are Accommodation & Food Services ($62,885), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,083), and Educational Services ($47,708).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,200
2019 value
± $10,258
25.8%
1 Year Growth
± 23.5%

Households in Elk Park, NC have a median annual income of $40,200, 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 $31,944 in 2018, which represents a 25.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,585
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,168
$47,862
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $855

In 2019, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $64,719 ± $4,583
  2. White
    $53,494 ± $850
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,933 ± $24,629

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elk Park, NC is from North Carolina.
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.473
2018 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0599% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9303.02
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elk Park, NC was Census Tract 9303.02 with a value of $36,552, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Elk Park, 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

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elk Park, NC (125 out of 744 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 Males 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. White
    119 ± 62
  2. Asian
    6 ± 62
  3. Black
    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elk Park, NC is White, followed by Asian 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

364
2019 Value
± 126
5.81%
1 Year growth
± 47%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Elk Park, NC grew at a rate of 5.81%, from 344 employees to 364 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elk Park, NC, are Transportation Occupations (53 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (43 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (34 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elk Park, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elk Park, NC, by number of employees, are Transportation Occupations (53 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (43 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (34 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elk Park, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (3.86 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.44 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elk Park, NC, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($52,500), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($51,442), and Management Occupations ($51,442).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

364
2019 Value
± 126
5.81%
1 Year growth
± 47%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Elk Park, NC grew at a rate of 5.81%, from 344 employees to 364 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elk Park, NC, are Manufacturing (72 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (49 people), and Educational Services (45 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elk Park, NC, though some of these residents may live in Elk Park, 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 Elk Park, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (72 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (49 people), and Educational Services (45 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elk Park, NC has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.48 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.09 times), and Utilities (2.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elk Park, NC, by median earnings, are Accommodation & Food Services ($62,885), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,083), and Educational Services ($47,708).

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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. $54.1B
  2. $40B
  3. $36.8B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($40B) and Machinery ($36.8B).

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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$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B 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. $28.2B
  2. $27.5B
  3. $24.4B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $28.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.5B and Virginia and $24.4B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Avery County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 76.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (20.5%), followed by Other (3.18%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Avery County, NC
76.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elk Park, NC was $98,500 in 2019, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $85,500 to $98,500, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Elk Park, NC is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Elk Park, NC have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elk Park, NC is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,500
2019 Median
± $20,195
$85,500
2018 Median
± $26,370

In 2019, the median property value in Elk Park, NC grew to to $98,500 from the previous year's value of $85,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elk Park, 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 Elk Park, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$40,200
Median Household Income
± $10,258
328
Number of Households
± 95

In 2019, the median household income of the 328 households in Elk Park, NC grew to $40,200 from the previous year's value of $31,944.

The following chart displays the households in Elk Park, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
2019 Homeownership
75.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72.9% of the housing units in Elk Park, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elk Park, NC have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Elk Park, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (90.6%)
  2. Carpooled (4.68%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.8%)

In 2019, 90.6% of workers in Elk Park, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (4.68%) and those who worked at home (3.8%).

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

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elk Park, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elk Park, NC have 3 cars, followed by false.

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Health

80.9% of the population of Elk Park, NC has health coverage, with 36% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 6.32% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Avery County, NC see 3501 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.171% decrease from the previous year (3507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2926 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,501 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Avery County, NC

Primary care physicians in Avery County, NC see an average of 3,501 patients per year. This represents a 0.171% decrease from the previous year (3,507 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Avery County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in North Carolina
$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

19.1%
Uninsured
36%
Employer Coverage
24.5%
Medicaid
6.32%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elk Park, NC declined by 1.86% from 19.4% to 19.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elk Park, 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. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.2% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 27.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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