Gates County, NC

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Population

11,601

0.121% decline

Median Age

45


Median Household Income

$52,481

1.74% growth

Poverty Rate

12.4%


Number of Employees

5,012

0.279% decline

Median Property Value

$142,500

4.17% growth

About

In 2017, Gates County, NC had a population of 11.6k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $52,481. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gates County, NC declined from 11,615 to 11,601, a -0.121% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,582 to $52,481, a 1.74% increase.

The population of Gates County, NC is 62.5% White Alone, 32.9% Black or African American Alone, and 2.26% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Gates County, NC speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gates County, NC is $142,500, and the homeownership rate is 80.4%. Most people in Gates County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 35.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Gates County, NC is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Gates County, NC employs 5.01k people. The largest industries in Gates County, NC are Manufacturing (891 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (695 people), and Educational Services (595 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($68,125), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,969), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,284).

Median household income in Gates County, NC is $52,481. Males in Gates 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 Gates County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,481

2017 value

± $2,532

1.74%

1 Year Growth

± 6.73%

Households in Gates County, NC have a median annual income of $52,481, 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 $51,582 in 2016, which represents a 1.74% 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 Gates 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 9703

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gates County, NC was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $60,278, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $54,295 and $49,551.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gates County, NC (1.43k out of 11.5k 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 Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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. Black

    729 ± 191

  2. White

    698 ± 167

  3. Two Or More

    2 ± 95

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gates County, NC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

5.01k

2017 Value

± 423

-0.279%

1 Year decline

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gates County, NC declined at a rate of -0.279%, from 5.03k employees to 5.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gates County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (598 people), Production Occupations (596 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (377 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gates County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gates County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (598 people), Production Occupations (596 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (377 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gates County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.17 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.25 times), and Production Occupations (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gates County, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,727), Legal Occupations ($67,054), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,739).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.01k

2017 Value

± 423

-0.279%

1 Year decline

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gates County, NC declined at a rate of -0.279%, from 5.03k employees to 5.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gates County, NC, are Manufacturing (891 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (695 people), and Educational Services (595 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gates County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Gates 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 Gates County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (891 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (695 people), and Educational Services (595 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gates County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.74 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.76 times), and Public Administration (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gates County, NC, by median earnings, are Information ($68,125), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,969), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,284).

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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

89.6% of the population of Gates County, NC has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 2.92% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gates County, NC see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 11478 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5739 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gates County, NC see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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%).

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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

10.4%

Uninsured

43.9%

Employer Coverage

14%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

2.92%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gates County, NC declined by 1.39% from 10.5% to 10.4%.

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

Gates County, NC is home to a population of 11.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.08% of Gates County, NC residents were born outside of the country (125 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gates County, NC is composed of 7.25k White Alone residents (62.5%), 3.82k Black or African American Alone residents (32.9%), 262 Two or More Races residents (2.26%), 107 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.922%), 82 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.707%), 50 Asian Alone residents (0.431%), 26 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.224%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gates County, NC was 45. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Gates County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gates County, NC residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.08%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

125 people

1.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

186 people

As of 2017, 1.08% of Gates County, NC residents (125 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 Gates County, NC was 1.6%, 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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Gates County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gates County, NC was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.25k ± 39

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.82k ± 170

  3. Two or More Races

    262 ± 135

In 2017, there were 1.9 times more White Alone residents (7.25k people) in Gates County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.82k Black or African American Alone and 262 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 Gates 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 Gates 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 Gates County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gates 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

    220 ± 73

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    166 ± 62

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    81 ± 58

Gates County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gates County, NC was $142,500 in 2017, which is 0.655 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $136,800 to $142,500, a 4.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Gates County, NC is 80.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gates County, NC have an average commute time of 35.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gates County, NC is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,481

Median Household Income

± $2,532

4.44k

Number of Households

± 391

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.44k households in Gates County, NC grew to $52,481 from the previous year's value of $51,582.

The following chart displays the households in Gates 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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Housing

Property Value

$142,500

2017 Median

± $12,525

$136,800

2016 Median

± $13,872

In 2017, the median property value in Gates County, NC grew to to $142,500 from the previous year's value of $136,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gates 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 Gates County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.4%

2017 Homeownership

79.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.4% of the housing units in Gates County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

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

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Commute Time

35.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gates County, NC have a longer commute time (35.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.86% of the workforce in Gates County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gates County, NC was Drove Alone (84.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Worked At Home (1.69%).

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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