Jones County, NC

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Population

9,776

2.96% decline

Median Age

45.5


Median Household Income

$37,256

9.32% growth

Poverty Rate

26.4%


Number of Employees

3,912

0.102% decline

Median Property Value

$92,700

1.87% growth

About

In 2017, Jones County, NC had a population of 9.78k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $37,256. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jones County, NC declined from 10,074 to 9,776, a -2.96% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,080 to $37,256, a 9.32% increase.

The population of Jones County, NC is 62.2% White Alone, 30.4% Black or African American Alone, and 4.49% Hispanic or Latino. 4.55% of the people in Jones County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jones County, NC is $92,700, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Jones County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Jones County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jones County, NC employs 3.91k people. The largest industries in Jones County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (828 people), Manufacturing (555 people), and Retail Trade (346 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($50,893), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,549), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,389).

Median household income in Jones County, NC is $37,256. Males in Jones County, 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 Jones County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,256

2017 value

± $5,190

9.32%

1 Year Growth

± 16.8%

Households in Jones County, NC have a median annual income of $37,256, 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 $34,080 in 2016, which represents a 9.32% 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 Jones County, NC 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 Jones County, NC 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 Jones County, 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 9203

  2. Census Tract 9202

  3. Census Tract 9201

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jones County, NC was Census Tract 9203 with a value of $37,670, followed by Census Tract 9202 and Census Tract 9201, with respective values of $34,531 and $32,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jones County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jones County, NC (2.57k out of 9.74k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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

    1,373 ± 185

  2. Black

    1,097 ± 172

  3. Hispanic

    275 ± 93

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

3.91k

2017 Value

± 341

-0.102%

1 Year decline

± 12.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jones County, NC declined at a rate of -0.102%, from 3.92k employees to 3.91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jones County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (484 people), Production Occupations (388 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (341 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jones County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jones County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (484 people), Production Occupations (388 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.63 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.41 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jones County, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,583), Legal Occupations ($51,500), and Management Occupations ($50,669).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.91k

2017 Value

± 341

-0.102%

1 Year decline

± 12.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jones County, NC declined at a rate of -0.102%, from 3.92k employees to 3.91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jones County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (828 people), Manufacturing (555 people), and Retail Trade (346 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jones County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Jones County, 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 Jones County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (828 people), Manufacturing (555 people), and Retail Trade (346 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jones County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.27 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.67 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jones County, NC, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($50,893), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,549), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,389).

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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 with $35.3B and Machinery and $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

84.3% of the population of Jones County, NC has health coverage, with 30.5% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jones County, NC see 2003 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.596% decrease from the previous year (2015 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3282 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

2,003 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jones County, NC see an average of 2,003 patients per year. This represents a 0.596% decrease from the previous year (2,015 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%).

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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

15.7%

Uninsured

30.5%

Employer Coverage

19.5%

Medicaid

16.8%

Medicare

14.9%

Non-Group

2.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jones County, NC declined by 3.03% from 16.2% to 15.7%.

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

Jones County, NC is home to a population of 9.78k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.92% of Jones County, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Jones County, NC is composed of 6.08k White Alone residents (62.2%), 2.97k Black or African American Alone residents (30.4%), 439 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.49%), 236 Two or More Races residents (2.41%), 27 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.276%), 18 Asian Alone residents (0.184%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0511%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Jones County, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (392 speakers), Chinese (14 speakers), and German (10 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jones County, NC was 45.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Jones County, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Jones County, NC residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.92%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.92% of Jones County, NC residents 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 Jones County, NC was 3.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Jones County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jones County, NC was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.08k ± 9

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.97k ± 119

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    439 ± 77.3

In 2017, there were 2.05 times more White Alone residents (6.08k people) in Jones County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.97k Black or African American Alone and 439 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 Jones County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    392 speakers (4.05%)

  2. Chinese

    14 speakers (0.145%)

  3. German

    10 speakers (0.103%)

4.55% of Jones County, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Jones County, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.05% of the overall population of Jones County, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.145% speak Chinese and 0.103% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    259 ± 71

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    149 ± 70

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    129 ± 58

Jones County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jones County, NC was $92,700 in 2017, which is 0.426 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,000 to $92,700, a 1.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Jones County, NC is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jones County, NC have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jones County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,256

Median Household Income

± $5,190

4.15k

Number of Households

± 335

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.15k households in Jones County, NC grew to $37,256 from the previous year's value of $34,080.

The following chart displays the households in Jones County, 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

$92,700

2017 Median

± $8,299

$91,000

2016 Median

± $8,416

In 2017, the median property value in Jones County, NC grew to to $92,700 from the previous year's value of $91,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jones County, 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 Jones County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in Jones County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jones County, 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 Jones County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jones County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jones County, NC have a longer commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Jones County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.07%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.26%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jones County, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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