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Jackson County, NC&

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Population
40,812
0.53% growth
Median Age
36.8
Median Household Income
$38,015
3.57% growth
Poverty Rate
22%
Number of Employees
17,567
0.31% growth
Median Property Value
$171,900
-0.75% decline

Economy

The economy of Jackson County, NC employs 17,567 people. The economy of Jackson County, NC is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 4.15; 1.8; and 1.67 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jackson County, NC are Educational Services (2,960), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,209), and Accommodation & Food Service (2,181), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($42,206), Finance & Insurance ($34,583), and Educational Services ($33,043).

Median household income in Jackson County, NC is $38,015. Males in Jackson County, NC have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,946. The income inequality of Jackson County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479 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 County, NC. In Jackson County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are N/A and N/A, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 93 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,323. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.

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Diversity

Jackson County, NC is home to a population of 40,812 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jackson County, NC is composed of 33,052 White residents (81%), 3,435 Native residents (8.42%), 2,159 Hispanic residents (5.29%), 911 Black residents (2.23%), and 779 Two+ residents (1.91%). The most common foreign languages in Jackson County, NC are Spanish (1,831 speakers), French (175 speakers), and Other Native North American (83 speakers), but compared to other places, Jackson County, NC has a relative high number of Other Native North American (83 speakers), Gujarati (54 speakers), and French (175 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Jackson County, NC awarded 3,280 degrees. The student population of Jackson County, NC is skewed towards females, with 1,242 male students and 2,038 female students. Most students in Jackson County, NC are White (2,676 and 81.6%), followed by Black or African American (169 and 5.15%), Hispanic or Latino (99 and 3.02%), and Two or more races (69 and 2.1%). The largest universities in Jackson County, NC by number of graduates are Western Carolina University (2,639 and 80.5%), Southwestern Community College (641 and 19.5%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Jackson County, NC are Registered Nursing (199 and 6.07%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (168 and 5.12%), and General Psychology (120 and 3.66%). The median tuition costs in Jackson County, 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 County, NC is $171,900, which is 0.88 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $173,200 to $171,900, a -0.75% increase. The homeownership rate of Jackson County, NC is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jackson County, NC have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jackson County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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