Harnett County PUMA, NC

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Population

128,744

1.68% growth

Median Age

33.9


Median Household Income

$50,332

4.99% growth

Poverty Rate

18%


Number of Employees

51,278

4.08% growth

Median Property Value

$144,700

2.77% growth

About

In 2017, Harnett County PUMA, NC had a population of 129k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $50,332. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harnett County PUMA, NC grew from 126,611 to 128,744, a 1.68% increase and its median household income grew from $47,942 to $50,332, a 4.99% increase.

The population of Harnett County PUMA, NC is 62.1% White Alone, 20.6% Black or African American Alone, and 12.3% Hispanic or Latino. 10.3% of the people in Harnett County PUMA, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harnett County PUMA, NC are Campbell University (1,451 degrees awarded in 2016) and Heritage Bible College (9 degrees).

The median property value in Harnett County PUMA, NC is $144,700, and the homeownership rate is 65.1%. Most people in Harnett County PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Harnett County PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Harnett County PUMA, NC employs 51.3k people. The largest industries in Harnett County PUMA, NC are Construction (4,081 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,621 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,405 people), and the highest paying industries are Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($165,282), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($107,371), and Administration of environmental quality & housing programs ($76,730).

Median household income in Harnett County PUMA, NC is $50,332. Males in Harnett County PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,639. The income inequality in Harnett County PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.401, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,332

2017 value

± $1,219

4.99%

1 Year Growth

± 4.09%

Households in Harnett County PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $50,332, 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 $47,942 in 2016, which represents a 4.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$50,691

Average Male Salary

± $5,896

$37,639

Average Female Salary

± $5,135

In 2017, full-time male employees in Harnett County PUMA, NC made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $75,706 ± $102,441

  2. White

    $42,849 ± $4,566

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $39,950 ± $26,914

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Harnett County PUMA, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.77 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.401

2017 Wage GINI

0.402

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Harnett County PUMA, NC was 0.401 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.346% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Harnett County PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Harnett County PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harnett County PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,029, followed by Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC and Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC, with respective values of $103,475 and $102,529.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Harnett County PUMA, 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

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harnett County PUMA, NC (22.5k out of 125k 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 6 - 11 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

    11,960 ± 699

  2. Black

    7,278 ± 551

  3. Hispanic

    4,331 ± 435

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harnett County PUMA, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

51.3k

2017 Value

4.08%

1 Year growth

± 4.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harnett County PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 4.08%, from 49.3k employees to 51.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harnett County PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,545 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,385 people), and Cashiers (1,311 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harnett County PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harnett County PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,545 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,385 people), and Cashiers (1,311 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Harnett County PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Military officer special & tactical operations leaders (37.5 times higher than expected), Firstline enlisted military supervisors (19 times), and Military, rank not specified (15.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harnett County PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Purchasing managers ($200,411), Physicians & surgeons ($144,650), and Information security analysts ($102,422).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.3k

2017 Value

4.08%

1 Year growth

± 4.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harnett County PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 4.08%, from 49.3k employees to 51.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harnett County PUMA, NC, are Construction (4,081 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,621 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harnett County PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Harnett County PUMA, 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 Harnett County PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Construction (4,081 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,621 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,405 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Harnett County PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of U. S. Army (26.5 times higher than expected), Tire manufacturing (11.1 times), and Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes (5.58 times) industries.

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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

86.8% of the population of Harnett County PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 8.41% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 14.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harnett County PUMA, 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina 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

13.2%

Uninsured

31.4%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

8.41%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

14.5%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harnett County PUMA, NC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harnett County PUMA, 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

Harnett County PUMA, NC is home to a population of 129k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Harnett County PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harnett County PUMA, NC is composed of 79.9k White Alone residents (62.1%), 26.5k Black or African American Alone residents (20.6%), 15.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.3%), 3.52k Two or More Races residents (2.73%), 1.32k Asian Alone residents (1.02%), 1.07k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.828%), 410 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.318%), and 185 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.144%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Harnett County PUMA, NC are Spanish (9,826 speakers), German (542 speakers), and Korean (277 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harnett County PUMA, NC was 33.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Harnett County PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Harnett County PUMA, NC residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

5.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.26k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Harnett County PUMA, NC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harnett County PUMA, NC was 5.73%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,010 ± 1,530 people

  2. Germany

    466 ± 529 people

  3. Honduras

    396 ± 488 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Harnett County PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 4,010 Harnett County PUMA, NC residents, followed by Germany with 466 and Honduras with 396.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Harnett County PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harnett County PUMA, NC was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    79.9k ± 158

  2. Black or African American Alone

    26.5k ± 496

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15.8k ± 1.26k

In 2017, there were 3.01 times more White Alone residents (79.9k people) in Harnett County PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.5k Black or African American Alone and 15.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Harnett County PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    9,826 speakers (8.26%)

  2. German

    542 speakers (0.456%)

  3. Korean

    277 speakers (0.233%)

10.3% of Harnett County PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Harnett County PUMA, NC was Spanish. 8.26% of the overall population of Harnett County PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.456% speak German and 0.233% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,045 ± 487

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,605 ± 321

  3. Vietnam

    2,423 ± 243

Harnett County PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Harnett County PUMA, NC awarded 1,460 degrees. The student population of Harnett County PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 3,171 male students and 3,672 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harnett County PUMA, NC are White (949 and 66.7%), followed by Black or African American (202 and 14.2%), Unknown (95 and 6.68%), and Hispanic or Latino (94 and 6.61%).

The largest universities in Harnett County PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Campbell University (1,451 and 99.4%) and Heritage Bible College (9 and 0.616%).

The most popular majors in Harnett County PUMA, NC are General Business Administration & Management (145 and 9.93%), Pharmacy (111 and 7.6%), and Law (102 and 6.99%).

The median tuition costs in Harnett County PUMA, NC are $18,600 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

Most Common

  1. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 77 degrees awarded

  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Harnett County PUMA, NC was General Psychology with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Harnett County PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,451 degrees awarded

  2. 9 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$18,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Harnett County PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Campbell University with 1,451 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

692

Degrees Awarded to Men

768

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 692 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harnett County PUMA, NC, which is 0.901 times less than the 768 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    949 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    202 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    95 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Harnett County PUMA, NC were to White students. These 949 degrees mean that there were 4.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 202 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harnett County PUMA, NC was $144,700 in 2017, which is 0.665 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $140,800 to $144,700, a 2.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Harnett County PUMA, NC is 65.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harnett County PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harnett County PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,332

Median Household Income

± $1,219

44.6k

Number of Households

± 1,237

In 2017, the median household income of the 44.6k households in Harnett County PUMA, NC grew to $50,332 from the previous year's value of $47,942.

The following chart displays the households in Harnett County PUMA, 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

$144,700

2017 Median

± $4,039

$140,800

2016 Median

± $3,382

In 2017, the median property value in Harnett County PUMA, NC grew to to $144,700 from the previous year's value of $140,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harnett County PUMA, 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 Harnett County PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.1%

2017 Homeownership

65%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.1% of the housing units in Harnett County PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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

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Commute Time

28.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harnett County PUMA, NC have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Harnett County PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.94%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harnett County PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (85.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.94%) and those who Worked At Home (3.23%).

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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