Jacksonville, NC

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Population

192,685

3.73% growth

Median Age

26


Median Household Income

$48,162

2.94% growth

Poverty Rate

14.1%


Number of Employees

61,901

0.0533% decline

Median Property Value

$154,400

0.718% growth

About

In 2017, Jacksonville, NC had a population of 193k people with a median age of 26 and a median household income of $48,162. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jacksonville, NC grew from 185,755 to 192,685, a 3.73% increase and its median household income grew from $46,786 to $48,162, a 2.94% increase.

The population of Jacksonville, NC is 66.8% White Alone, 13.7% Black or African American Alone, and 12.2% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Jacksonville, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jacksonville, NC are Coastal Carolina Community College (1,359 degrees awarded in 2016) and Miller-Motte College-Jacksonville (438 degrees).

The median property value in Jacksonville, NC is $154,400, and the homeownership rate is 52.5%. Most people in Jacksonville, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Jacksonville, NC is 2 cars per household.

Jacksonville, NC borders Wilmington, NC, New Bern, NC, and Morehead City, NC.

Economy

The economy of Jacksonville, NC employs 61.9k people. The largest industries in Jacksonville, NC are Retail Trade (9,168 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,453 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,317 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,817), Public Administration ($40,093), and Wholesale Trade ($39,327).

Median household income in Jacksonville, NC is $48,162. Males in Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,162

2017 value

± $1,509

2.94%

1 Year Growth

± 3.99%

Households in Jacksonville, NC have a median annual income of $48,162, 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 $46,786 in 2016, which represents a 2.94% 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 North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina 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 North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jacksonville, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jacksonville, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $77,691, followed by Wake County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $77,318 and $69,940.

The following map shows all of the counties in Jacksonville, 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

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jacksonville, NC (24.1k out of 171k 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 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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

    15,185 ± 1,017

  2. Black

    5,583 ± 647

  3. Hispanic

    3,238 ± 503

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

61.9k

2017 Value

± 2,211

-0.0533%

1 Year decline

± 4.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jacksonville, NC declined at a rate of -0.0533%, from 61.9k employees to 61.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jacksonville, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,505 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,004 people), and Management Occupations (4,978 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jacksonville, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jacksonville, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,505 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,004 people), and Management Occupations (4,978 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Jacksonville, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.36 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.36 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jacksonville, NC, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($59,655), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,065), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,173).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

61.9k

2017 Value

± 2,211

-0.0533%

1 Year decline

± 4.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jacksonville, NC declined at a rate of -0.0533%, from 61.9k employees to 61.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jacksonville, NC, are Retail Trade (9,168 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,453 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,317 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jacksonville, NC, though some of these residents may live in Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (9,168 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,453 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (7,317 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Jacksonville, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.37 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.55 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jacksonville, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,817), Public Administration ($40,093), and Wholesale Trade ($39,327).

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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

90% of the population of Jacksonville, NC has health coverage, with 20.1% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 5.44% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 31.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jacksonville, 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

9.96%

Uninsured

20.1%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

5.44%

Medicare

20.6%

Non-Group

31.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jacksonville, NC declined by 15.3% from 11.8% to 9.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jacksonville, 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

Jacksonville, NC is home to a population of 193k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4% of Jacksonville, NC residents were born outside of the country (7.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jacksonville, NC is composed of 129k White Alone residents (66.8%), 26.3k Black or African American Alone residents (13.7%), 23.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.2%), 8.77k Two or More Races residents (4.55%), 3.98k Asian Alone residents (2.06%), 767 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.398%), 375 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.195%), and 256 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.133%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jacksonville, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jacksonville, NC was 26. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Jacksonville, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Jacksonville, NC residents was 26.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.7k people

4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.44k people

As of 2017, 4% of Jacksonville, NC residents (7.7k people) 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 Jacksonville, NC was 4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Jacksonville, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jacksonville, NC was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    129k ± 210

  2. Black or African American Alone

    26.3k ± 921

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    23.5k ± 1.59k

In 2017, there were 4.89 times more White Alone residents (129k people) in Jacksonville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.3k Black or African American Alone and 23.5k 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 Jacksonville, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Jacksonville, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Jacksonville, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jacksonville, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    12,366 ± 1,086

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,097 ± 453

  3. Vietnam

    4,072 ± 378

Jacksonville, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Jacksonville, NC awarded 1,797 degrees. The student population of Jacksonville, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,792 male students and 2,722 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jacksonville, NC are White (1,183 and 66.1%), followed by Black or African American (314 and 17.5%), Hispanic or Latino (180 and 10.1%), and Asian (45 and 2.51%).

The largest universities in Jacksonville, NC by number of degrees awarded are Coastal Carolina Community College (1,359 and 75.6%) and Miller-Motte College-Jacksonville (438 and 24.4%).

The most popular majors in Jacksonville, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (459 and 25.5%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (235 and 13.1%), and Medical Office Management (104 and 5.79%).

The median tuition costs in Jacksonville, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Jacksonville, NC was Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor with 235 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Jacksonville, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,359 degrees awarded

  2. 438 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Jacksonville, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coastal Carolina Community College with 1,359 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

983

Degrees Awarded to Men

814

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 983 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jacksonville, NC, which is 1.21 times more than the 814 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,183 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    314 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    180 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jacksonville, NC were to White students. These 1,183 degrees mean that there were 3.77 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 314 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jacksonville, NC was $154,400 in 2017, which is 0.71 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,300 to $154,400, a 0.718% increase. The homeownership rate in Jacksonville, NC is 52.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jacksonville, NC have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jacksonville, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$48,162

Median Household Income

± $1,509

63.1k

Number of Households

± 2,128

In 2017, the median household income of the 63.1k households in Jacksonville, NC grew to $48,162 from the previous year's value of $46,786.

The following chart displays the households in Jacksonville, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$154,400

2017 Median

± $2,809

$153,300

2016 Median

± $2,869

In 2017, the median property value in Jacksonville, NC grew to to $154,400 from the previous year's value of $153,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

52.5%

2017 Homeownership

52.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.5% of the housing units in Jacksonville, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jacksonville, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jacksonville, NC have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Jacksonville, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.9%

  2. Carpooled

    13.4%

  3. Walked

    8.01%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jacksonville, NC was Drove Alone (70.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.4%) and those who Walked (8.01%).

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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