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Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC&

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Population
106,212
0.52% growth
Median Age
45.8
Median Household Income
$38,179
3.35% growth
Poverty Rate
20.3%
Number of Employees
41,461
1.2% growth
Median Property Value
$160,600
-0.25% decline

Economy

The economy of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC employs 41,461 people. The economy of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.07; 1.54; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,535), Retail trade (5,485), and Educational Services (4,818), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($44,432), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($40,174), and Transportation & Warehousing ($33,387).

Median household income in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is $38,179. Males in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,320. The income inequality of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.415 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC. In North Carolina the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of N/A. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 106,212 people, from which 97.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is composed of 96,017 White residents (90.4%), 5,275 Hispanic residents (4.97%), 1,710 Black residents (1.61%), 1,476 Two+ residents (1.39%), and 1,037 Native residents (0.98%). The most common foreign languages in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,285 speakers), French (337 speakers), and German (181 speakers), but compared to other places, Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC has a relative high number of Hungarian (92 speakers), French (337 speakers), and Other (30 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC awarded 3,496 degrees. The student population of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards females, with 1,332 male students and 2,164 female students. Most students in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are White (2,874 and 82.2%), followed by Black or African American (171 and 4.89%), Hispanic or Latino (101 and 2.89%), and American Indian (71 and 2.03%). The largest universities in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC by number of graduates are Western Carolina University (2,639 and 75.5%), Southwestern Community College (641 and 18.3%), and Tri-County Community College (216 and 6.18%). The most popular majors in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are Registered Nursing (199 and 5.69%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (168 and 4.81%), and General Psychology (120 and 3.43%). The median tuition costs in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,779 and $14,172 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is $160,600, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $161,000 to $160,600, a -0.25% increase. The homeownership rate of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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