Iredell County, NC

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Population

169,798

1.38% growth

Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$55,957

3.75% growth

Poverty Rate

12.7%


Number of Employees

80,746

3.35% growth

Median Property Value

$173,600

2.54% growth

About

In 2017, Iredell County, NC had a population of 170k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $55,957. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Iredell County, NC grew from 167,493 to 169,798, a 1.38% increase and its median household income grew from $53,937 to $55,957, a 3.75% increase.

The population of Iredell County, NC is 76.4% White Alone, 12.3% Black or African American Alone, and 7.36% Hispanic or Latino. 9.42% of the people in Iredell County, NC speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Iredell County, NC are NASCAR Technical Institute (656 degrees awarded in 2016), Mitchell Community College (603 degrees), and Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology (37 degrees).

The median property value in Iredell County, NC is $173,600, and the homeownership rate is 72%. Most people in Iredell County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Iredell County, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Iredell County, NC employs 80.7k people. The largest industries in Iredell County, NC are Manufacturing (15,197 people), Retail Trade (11,551 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,610 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,717), Finance & Insurance ($75,166), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,855).

Median household income in Iredell County, NC is $55,957. Males in Iredell 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 Iredell County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,957

2017 value

± $1,217

3.75%

1 Year Growth

± 2.93%

Households in Iredell County, NC have a median annual income of $55,957, 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 $53,937 in 2016, which represents a 3.75% 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 Iredell County, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Iredell County, NC 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 Iredell County, NC 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 Iredell 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 614.06

  2. Census Tract 614.04

  3. Census Tract 614.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Iredell County, NC was Census Tract 614.06 with a value of $137,922, followed by Census Tract 614.04 and Census Tract 614.01, with respective values of $107,167 and $102,423.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Iredell 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

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Iredell County, NC (21.3k out of 168k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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. White

    13,730 ± 821

  2. Black

    5,673 ± 525

  3. Hispanic

    2,772 ± 388

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Iredell County, 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

80.7k

2017 Value

± 1,743

3.35%

1 Year growth

± 2.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iredell County, NC grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 78.1k employees to 80.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Iredell County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,497 people), Management Occupations (8,898 people), and Production Occupations (8,828 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Iredell County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Iredell County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,497 people), Management Occupations (8,898 people), and Production Occupations (8,828 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Iredell County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.89 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.45 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Iredell County, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,768), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,175), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,111).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

80.7k

2017 Value

± 1,743

3.35%

1 Year growth

± 2.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Iredell County, NC grew at a rate of 3.35%, from 78.1k employees to 80.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Iredell County, NC, are Manufacturing (15,197 people), Retail Trade (11,551 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,610 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Iredell County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Iredell 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 Iredell County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (15,197 people), Retail Trade (11,551 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,610 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Iredell County, NC has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.23 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.86 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Iredell County, NC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,717), Finance & Insurance ($75,166), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,855).

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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 with $35.3B and Machinery and $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

89.3% of the population of Iredell County, NC has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Iredell County, NC see 1416 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.28% decrease from the previous year (1449 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 592 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

1416 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Iredell County, NC see an average of 1416 patients per year. This represents a 2.28% decrease from the previous year (1449 patients).

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

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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

10.7%

Uninsured

49.1%

Employer Coverage

12.6%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Iredell County, NC declined by 11.8% from 12.1% to 10.7%.

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

Iredell County, NC is home to a population of 170k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.27% of Iredell County, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Iredell County, NC is composed of 130k White Alone residents (76.4%), 20.8k Black or African American Alone residents (12.3%), 12.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.36%), 3.93k Asian Alone residents (2.32%), 2.08k Two or More Races residents (1.22%), 407 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.24%), 248 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.146%), and 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0147%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Iredell County, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (9,969 speakers), Other Asian Languages (817 speakers), and Hmong (642 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Iredell County, NC was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Iredell County, NC are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Iredell County, NC residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.27% of Iredell County, NC residents 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 Iredell County, NC was 6.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Iredell County, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Iredell County, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

95.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.9% of Iredell County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Iredell County, NC was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    130k ± 180

  2. Black or African American Alone

    20.8k ± 227

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12.5k ± 1.21k

In 2017, there were 6.24 times more White Alone residents (130k people) in Iredell County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.8k Black or African American Alone and 12.5k 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 Iredell County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    9,969 speakers (6.41%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    817 speakers (0.525%)

  3. Hmong

    642 speakers (0.413%)

9.42% of Iredell County, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Iredell County, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.41% of the overall population of Iredell County, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.525% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.413% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,446 ± 304

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,375 ± 223

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,151 ± 236

Iredell County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Iredell County, NC awarded 1,296 degrees. The student population of Iredell County, NC is skewed towards men, with 2,403 male students and 2,035 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Iredell County, NC are White (930 and 72.9%), followed by Black or African American (177 and 13.9%), Hispanic or Latino (85 and 6.66%), and Two or More Races (41 and 3.21%).

The largest universities in Iredell County, NC by number of degrees awarded are NASCAR Technical Institute (656 and 50.6%), Mitchell Community College (603 and 46.5%), and Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology (37 and 2.85%).

The most popular majors in Iredell County, NC are Automobile Mechanics Technology (656 and 50.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (294 and 22.7%), and General Cosmetology (49 and 3.78%).

The median tuition costs in Iredell 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

Most Common

  1. 656 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Iredell County, NC was Automobile Mechanics Technology with 656 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Iredell County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 656 degrees awarded

  2. 603 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Iredell County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was NASCAR Technical Institute with 656 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

826

Degrees Awarded to Men

470

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 826 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Iredell County, NC, which is 1.76 times more than the 470 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Iredell County, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    930 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    177 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    85 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Iredell County, NC were to White students. These 930 degrees mean that there were 5.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 177 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Iredell County, NC was $173,600 in 2017, which is 0.798 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,300 to $173,600, a 2.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Iredell County, NC is 72%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Iredell County, NC have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Iredell 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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$55,957

Median Household Income

± $1,217

63.4k

Number of Households

± 1,486

In 2017, the median household income of the 63.4k households in Iredell County, NC grew to $55,957 from the previous year's value of $53,937.

The following chart displays the households in Iredell 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

$173,600

2017 Median

± $2,775

$169,300

2016 Median

± $2,930

In 2017, the median property value in Iredell County, NC grew to to $173,600 from the previous year's value of $169,300.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72% of the housing units in Iredell County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Iredell County, NC have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Iredell County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.76%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.21%

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

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