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

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2019 Population
110,603
1.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
47
1.08% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
16.3%
5.98% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$45,138
5.47% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$173,800
2.96% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
41,982
2% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 111k people with a median age of 47 and a median household income of $45,138. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC grew from 109,013 to 110,603, a 1.46% increase and its median household income grew from $42,797 to $45,138, a 5.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), Other (Hispanic) (1.64%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%). 4.99% of the households in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.5% of the residents in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are Western Carolina University (2,910 degrees awarded in 2019), Southwestern Community College (199731) (675 degrees), and Tri-County Community College (193 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was $173,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.3%. Most people in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 111k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.82% of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.22k people).

In 2019, there were 28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.1k people) in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.54k White (Hispanic) and 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,087 speakers), French (Incl. Cajun) (133 speakers), and Korean (106 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99.1k ± 412
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.54k ± 481
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2k ± 226
5.09%
Hispanic Population
5.63k people

In 2019, there were 28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.1k people) in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.54k White (Hispanic) and 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.09% of the people in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (5.63k people).

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,087 speakers (3.87%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    133 speakers (0.126%)
  3. Korean
    106 speakers (0.1%)

4.99% of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 3.87% of the overall population of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.126% speak French (Incl. Cajun) and 0.1% speak Korean, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.22k people
3.71%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.04k people

As of 2019, 3.82% of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC residents (4.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was 3.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was 47. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,031 ± 1,096 people
  2. Canada
    182 ± 331 people
  3. India
    133 ± 283 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 2,031 Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by Canada with 182 and India with 133.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2019 Citizenship
97.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.5% of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,284 ± 366
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,014 ± 248
  3. Korea
    878 ± 197

Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is $45,138. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC with a value of $119,228, followed by Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $115,363 and $108,344.

Males in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.1 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,207. The income inequality in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC employs 42k people. The largest industries in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are Restaurants & Food Services (3,860 people), Construction (3,476 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,606 people), and the highest paying industries are Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($115,976), Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities ($112,769), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($84,444).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,138
2019 value
± $1,576
5.47%
1 Year Growth
± 4.31%

Households in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $45,138, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,797 in 2018, which represents a 5.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$47,689
Average Male Salary in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC
± $8,662
$43,207
Average Female Salary in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC
± $7,763

In 2019, full-time male employees in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC made 1.1 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC
  1. Black
    $38,949 ± $35,476
  2. American Indian
    $38,588 ± $26,483
  3. White
    $38,567 ± $5,278

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC workers was Black. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC.

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Wage Distribution

0.442
2019 Wage GINI in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC
0.447
2018 Wage GINI in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC

In 2019, the income inequality in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.07% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC with a value of $119,228, followed by Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $115,363 and $108,344.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC (17.3k out of 106k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    14,929 ± 862
  2. Hispanic
    1,811 ± 321
  3. Black
    723 ± 246

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

42k
2019 Value
2%
1 Year growth
± 2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2%, from 41.2k employees to 42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC, are Retail salespersons (1,348 people), Waiters & waitresses (1,218 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,152 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (1,348 people), Waiters & waitresses (1,218 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,152 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Gaming services workers (18.2 times higher than expected), Supervisors of personal care and service workers (5.06 times), and Tour & travel guides (4.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Physicians ($207,459), Speechlanguage pathologists ($147,843), and Construction managers ($106,370).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

42k
2019 Value
2%
1 Year growth
± 2%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2%, from 41.2k employees to 42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,860 people), Construction (3,476 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,606 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties 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 Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,860 people), Construction (3,476 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,606 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Forestry except logging (16 times higher than expected), Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying (7.94 times), and Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing (4.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($115,976), Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities ($112,769), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($84,444).

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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. $54.1B
  2. $40B
  3. $36.8B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($40B) and Machinery ($36.8B).

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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$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B 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. $28.2B
  2. $27.5B
  3. $24.4B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $28.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.5B and Virginia and $24.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (46.2%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.74%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for North Carolina
49.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC awarded 3,778 degrees. The student population of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 6,606 male students and 8,968 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are White (3,030 and 82.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (223 and 6.08%), Black or African American (180 and 4.9%), and Two or More Races (103 and 2.81%).

The largest universities in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Western Carolina University (2,910 and 77%), Southwestern Community College (199731) (675 and 17.9%), and Tri-County Community College (193 and 5.11%).

The most popular majors in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC are Registered Nursing (323 and 8.55%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (301 and 7.97%), and General Business Administration & Management (296 and 7.83%).

The median tuition cost in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC for a public four year colleges is $1,000 for in-state students and $5,000 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 125 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 200 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 192 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 125 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,910 degrees awarded
  2. 675 degrees awarded
  3. 193 degrees awarded
$1,000
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Carolina University with 2,910 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,430
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,348
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,430 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.609 times less than the 2,348 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,030 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    223 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    180 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was White students. These 3,030 degrees mean that there were 13.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 223 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC was $173,800 in 2019, which is 0.723 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $168,800 to $173,800, a 2.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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.

Housing

Property Value

$173,800
2019 Median
± $4,810
$168,800
2018 Median
± $4,140

In 2019, the median property value in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC grew to to $173,800 from the previous year's value of $168,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties 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 Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$45,138
Median Household Income
± $1,576
47.9k
Number of Households
± 1,491

In 2019, the median household income of the 47.9k households in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC grew to $45,138 from the previous year's value of $42,797.

The following chart displays the households in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.3%
2019 Homeownership
72.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72.3% of the housing units in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.41% of the workforce in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.74%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.6%)

In 2019, 80.3% of workers in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.74%) and those who worked at home (4.6%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

87.3% of the population of Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 2.12% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 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 its neighboring geographies.

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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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$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

12.7%
Uninsured
33.7%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
19%
Medicare
17.4%
Non-Group
2.12%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC declined by 2% from 12.9% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties 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. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.2% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 27.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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