Jefferson, NC

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Population

1,543

8.28% growth

Median Age

46.7


Median Household Income

$26,202

1.24% decline

Poverty Rate

36.5%


Number of Employees

563

20% growth

Median Property Value

$200,400

10.2% growth

About

In 2017, Jefferson, NC had a population of 1.54k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $26,202. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jefferson, NC grew from 1,425 to 1,543, a 8.28% increase and its median household income declined from $26,531 to $26,202, a -1.24% decrease.

The population of Jefferson, NC is 90% White Alone, 5.12% Black or African American Alone, and 1.81% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Jefferson, NC speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jefferson, NC is $200,400, and the homeownership rate is 47.2%. Most people in Jefferson, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson, NC is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Jefferson, NC employs 563 people. The largest industries in Jefferson, NC are Retail Trade (137 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (96 people), and Construction (77 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($46,071), Finance & Insurance ($45,875), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,500).

Median household income in Jefferson, NC is $26,202. Males in Jefferson, 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 Jefferson, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,202

2017 value

± $6,024

-1.24%

1 Year Growth

± 25.5%

Households in Jefferson, NC have a median annual income of $26,202, 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 $26,531 in 2016, which represents a -1.24% 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.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson, 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 9705

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson, NC was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $33,133, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Jefferson, 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

36.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson, NC (472 out of 1.29k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    454 ± 122

  2. Two Or More

    11 ± 59

  3. Black

    7 ± 62

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson, NC is White, followed by Two Or More 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

563

2017 Value

± 144

20%

1 Year growth

± 32.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson, NC grew at a rate of 20%, from 469 employees to 563 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (126 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (80 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (55 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (126 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (80 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (55 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jefferson, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.42 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.45 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson, NC, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($64,250), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($57,500), and Management Occupations ($54,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

563

2017 Value

± 144

20%

1 Year growth

± 32.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson, NC grew at a rate of 20%, from 469 employees to 563 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson, NC, are Retail Trade (137 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (96 people), and Construction (77 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson, NC, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson, 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 Jefferson, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (137 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (96 people), and Construction (77 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Jefferson, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.25 times higher than expected), Construction (2.18 times), and Retail Trade (2.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson, NC, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($46,071), Finance & Insurance ($45,875), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,500).

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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

89.1% of the population of Jefferson, NC has health coverage, with 16.8% on employee plans, 35.8% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 18.5% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jefferson, 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).

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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

10.9%

Uninsured

16.8%

Employer Coverage

35.8%

Medicaid

16.8%

Medicare

18.5%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson, NC declined by 19.6% from 13.5% to 10.9%.

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

Jefferson, NC is home to a population of 1.54k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Jefferson, NC residents were born outside of the country (61 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson, NC is composed of 1.39k White Alone residents (90%), 79 Black or African American Alone residents (5.12%), 28 Asian Alone residents (1.81%), 25 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.62%), 22 Two or More Races residents (1.43%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 8.8

68

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jefferson, NC was 46.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 68. But people in Jefferson, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Jefferson, NC residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    61 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Jefferson, NC residents (61 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson, NC was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Jefferson, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson, NC was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.39k ± 286

  2. Black or African American Alone

    79 ± 50

  3. Asian Alone

    28 ± 44

In 2017, there were 17.6 times more White Alone residents (1.39k people) in Jefferson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79 Black or African American Alone and 28 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Jefferson, 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 Jefferson, 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 Jefferson, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jefferson, 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. Vietnam

    38 ± 27

  2. Korea

    21 ± 29

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    19 ± 17

Jefferson, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson, NC was $200,400 in 2017, which is 0.921 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $181,800 to $200,400, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson, NC is 47.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson, NC have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson, NC is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$26,202

Median Household Income

± $6,024

583

Number of Households

± 119

In 2017, the median household income of the 583 households in Jefferson, NC declined from $26,202 from the previous year's value of $26,531.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$200,400

2017 Median

± $26,130

$181,800

2016 Median

± $27,540

In 2017, the median property value in Jefferson, NC grew to to $200,400 from the previous year's value of $181,800.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

47.2%

2017 Homeownership

49.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.2% of the housing units in Jefferson, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jefferson, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson, NC have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson, NC have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Jefferson, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    90.7%

  2. Carpooled

    5.19%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jefferson, NC was Drove Alone (90.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.19%) and those who Worked At Home (3.33%).

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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