Elk Park, NC

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Population

687

50.7% growth

Median Age

31.3


Median Household Income

$32,604

12.8% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

266

38.5% growth

Median Property Value

$90,600

19.2% growth

About

In 2017, Elk Park, NC had a population of 687 people with a median age of 31.3 and a median household income of $32,604. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elk Park, NC grew from 456 to 687, a 50.7% increase and its median household income grew from $28,902 to $32,604, a 12.8% increase.

The population of Elk Park, NC is 99.4% White Alone, 0.582% Hispanic or Latino, and 0% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Elk Park, NC speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Elk Park, NC is $90,600, and the homeownership rate is 74.1%. Most people in Elk Park, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Elk Park, NC is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Elk Park, NC employs 266 people. The largest industries in Elk Park, NC are Manufacturing (59 people), Construction (50 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (47 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($35,417), Manufacturing ($23,811), and Total ($22,927).

Median household income in Elk Park, NC is $32,604. Males in Elk Park, 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 Elk Park, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,604

2017 value

± $4,923

12.8%

1 Year Growth

± 15.4%

Households in Elk Park, NC have a median annual income of $32,604, 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 $28,902 in 2016, which represents a 12.8% 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 Elk Park, 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 9303.02

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elk Park, NC was Census Tract 9303.02 with a value of $26,696, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elk Park, NC (92 out of 687 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 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

    92 ± 59

  2. Black

    0 ± 61

  3. Native American

    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elk Park, NC is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

266

2017 Value

± 118

38.5%

1 Year growth

± 50%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elk Park, NC grew at a rate of 38.5%, from 192 employees to 266 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elk Park, NC, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (36 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (34 people), and Production Occupations (33 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 Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (36 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (34 people), and Production Occupations (33 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elk Park, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.45 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (3.3 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elk Park, NC, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($54,219), Management Occupations ($54,219), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($47,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

266

2017 Value

± 118

38.5%

1 Year growth

± 50%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elk Park, NC grew at a rate of 38.5%, from 192 employees to 266 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elk Park, NC, are Manufacturing (59 people), Construction (50 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (47 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 (59 people), Construction (50 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (47 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elk Park, NC has an unusually high number of Construction (3 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.52 times), and Manufacturing (2.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elk Park, NC, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($35,417), Manufacturing ($23,811), and Total ($22,927).

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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

78.7% of the population of Elk Park, NC has health coverage, with 27.2% on employee plans, 25.6% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.18% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Elk Park, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 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

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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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

21.3%

Uninsured

27.2%

Employer Coverage

25.6%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elk Park, NC grew by 61.5% from 13.2% to 21.3%.

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. 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

Elk Park, NC is home to a population of 687 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Elk Park, NC residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Elk Park, NC is composed of 683 White Alone residents (99.4%), 4 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.582%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elk Park, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elk Park, NC was 31.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Elk Park, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Elk Park, NC residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    0 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Elk Park, NC residents (0 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elk Park, NC was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Elk Park, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elk Park, NC was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    683 ± 233

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4 ± 32.7

  3. Two or More Races

    0 ± 17

In 2017, there were 171 times more White Alone residents (683 people) in Elk Park, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4 Hispanic or Latino and 0 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Elk Park, 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 Elk Park, 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 Elk Park, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Elk Park, 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

    18 ± 20

  2. Korea

    7 ± 16

  3. World War II

    6 ± 9

Elk Park, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elk Park, NC was $90,600 in 2017, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $76,000 to $90,600, a 19.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Elk Park, NC is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elk Park, NC have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elk Park, NC is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$32,604

Median Household Income

± $4,923

274

Number of Households

± 83

In 2017, the median household income of the 274 households in Elk Park, NC grew to $32,604 from the previous year's value of $28,902.

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 $30k - $35k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$90,600

2017 Median

± $19,400

$76,000

2016 Median

± $37,208

In 2017, the median property value in Elk Park, NC grew to to $90,600 from the previous year's value of $76,000.

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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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

74.1%

2017 Homeownership

78%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.1% of the housing units in Elk Park, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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

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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 2 cars.

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elk Park, NC have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 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 Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    95.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    1.92%

  3. Carpooled

    1.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elk Park, NC was Drove Alone (95.8%), followed by those who Worked At Home (1.92%) and those who Carpooled (1.15%).

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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