Halifax County, NC

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Population

52,300

1.04% decline

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$33,573

3.15% growth

Poverty Rate

26.8%


Number of Employees

19,523

0.808% decline

Median Property Value

$86,500

1.37% decline

About

In 2017, Halifax County, NC had a population of 52.3k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $33,573. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Halifax County, NC declined from 52,849 to 52,300, a -1.04% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,549 to $33,573, a 3.15% increase.

The population of Halifax County, NC is 52.6% Black or African American Alone, 38.7% White Alone, and 3.52% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Halifax County, NC speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Halifax County, NC are Halifax Community College (625 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Halifax County, NC is $86,500, and the homeownership rate is 63.1%. Most people in Halifax County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Halifax County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Halifax County, NC employs 19.5k people. The largest industries in Halifax County, NC are Manufacturing (4,030 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,197 people), and Retail Trade (1,999 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($41,058), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,457), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,179).

Median household income in Halifax County, NC is $33,573. Males in Halifax 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 Halifax County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,573

2017 value

± $1,321

3.15%

1 Year Growth

± 6.64%

Households in Halifax County, NC have a median annual income of $33,573, 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 $32,549 in 2016, which represents a 3.15% 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.

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

  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 Halifax 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 9302

  2. Census Tract 9307

  3. Census Tract 9303

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Halifax County, NC was Census Tract 9302 with a value of $42,431, followed by Census Tract 9307 and Census Tract 9303, with respective values of $42,019 and $36,549.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Halifax 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

26.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Halifax County, NC (13.6k out of 50.9k 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 Females 45 - 54 and then Males 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

    9,192 ± 565

  2. White

    3,199 ± 400

  3. Native American

    712 ± 131

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Halifax County, NC is Black, followed by White 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

19.5k

2017 Value

± 982

-0.808%

1 Year decline

± 6.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Halifax County, NC declined at a rate of -0.808%, from 19.7k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Halifax County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,440 people), Production Occupations (2,280 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,832 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Halifax County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Halifax County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,440 people), Production Occupations (2,280 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,832 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Halifax County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.85 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.01 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Halifax County, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($125,417), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,923), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.5k

2017 Value

± 982

-0.808%

1 Year decline

± 6.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Halifax County, NC declined at a rate of -0.808%, from 19.7k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Halifax County, NC, are Manufacturing (4,030 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,197 people), and Retail Trade (1,999 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Halifax County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Halifax 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 Halifax County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,030 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,197 people), and Retail Trade (1,999 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Halifax County, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.04 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.71 times), and Public Administration (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Halifax County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($41,058), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,457), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,179).

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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

87.7% of the population of Halifax County, NC has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Halifax County, NC see 1692 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.24% increase from the previous year (1655 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3045 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 796 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

1,692 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Halifax County, NC see an average of 1,692 patients per year. This represents a 2.24% increase from the previous year (1,655 patients).

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

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 

$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

12.3%

Uninsured

35.2%

Employer Coverage

24.4%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Halifax County, NC declined by 3.02% from 12.7% to 12.3%.

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

Halifax County, NC is home to a population of 52.3k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.91% of Halifax County, NC residents were born outside of the country (998 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Halifax County, NC is composed of 27.5k Black or African American Alone residents (52.6%), 20.2k White Alone residents (38.7%), 1.84k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.52%), 1.44k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.74%), 830 Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 436 Asian Alone residents (0.834%), 23 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.044%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00765%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Halifax County, NC was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Halifax County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Halifax County, NC residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.91%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

998 people

1.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

987 people

As of 2017, 1.91% of Halifax County, NC residents (998 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 Halifax County, NC was 1.87%, 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

99%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Halifax County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Halifax County, NC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    27.5k ± 243

  2. White Alone

    20.2k ± 4

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.84k ± 76

In 2017, there were 1.36 times more Black or African American Alone residents (27.5k people) in Halifax County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.2k White Alone and 1.84k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,014 ± 164

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    329 ± 114

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    296 ± 108

Halifax County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Halifax County, NC awarded 625 degrees. The student population of Halifax County, NC is skewed towards women, with 434 male students and 702 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Halifax County, NC are Black or African American (374 and 59.8%), followed by White (222 and 35.5%), American Indian or Alaska Native (9 and 1.44%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 1.28%).

The largest universities in Halifax County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Halifax Community College (625 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Halifax County, NC are Plumber (57 and 9.12%), Medical Office Management (56 and 8.96%), and Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology (55 and 8.8%).

The median tuition costs in Halifax 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 < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Halifax County, NC was Plumber with 57 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Halifax County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

625 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Halifax County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Halifax Community College with 625 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

323

Degrees Awarded to Men

302

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 323 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Halifax County, NC, which is 1.07 times more than the 302 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    374 degrees awarded

  2. White

    222 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    9 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Halifax County, NC were to Black or African American students. These 374 degrees mean that there were 1.68 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 222 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Halifax County, NC was $86,500 in 2017, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $87,700 to $86,500, a 1.37% decrease. The homeownership rate in Halifax County, NC is 63.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Halifax County, NC have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Halifax 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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$33,573

Median Household Income

± $1,321

21.2k

Number of Households

± 932

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.2k households in Halifax County, NC grew to $33,573 from the previous year's value of $32,549.

The following chart displays the households in Halifax 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

$86,500

2017 Median

± $2,834

$87,700

2016 Median

± $3,064

In 2017, the median property value in Halifax County, NC declined from to $86,500 from the previous year's value of $87,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Halifax County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.1%

2017 Homeownership

63.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.1% of the housing units in Halifax County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.4%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Halifax County, NC have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.67% of the workforce in Halifax County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2%

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

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