Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
146,810
3.65% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
6.52%
6.46% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$104,215
7.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$365,800
17.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC had a population of 147k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $104,215. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC grew from 141,645 to 146,810, a 3.65% increase and its median household income grew from $96,743 to $104,215, a 7.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.96%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.29%).

25.7% of the households in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.2% of the residents in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC are Empire Beauty School-Pineville (30 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was $365,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC is home to a population of 147k people, from which 90.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.3% of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (28.4k people).

In 2022, there were 2.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (68.7k people) in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC are Spanish (16,293 households), Telugu (2,280 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,138 households).

Citizenship

90.2%
2022 Citizenship
89.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.2% of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was 89.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    68.7k ± 2.49k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    32.4k ± 2.43k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    15.5k ± 1.24k
14.3%
Hispanic Population
20.9k people

In 2022, there were 2.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (68.7k people) in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.3% of the people in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC are hispanic (20.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
28.4k people
19.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
27.7k people

As of 2022, 19.3% of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC residents (28.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was 19.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    16,293 households (12%)
  2. Telugu
    2,280 households (1.67%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    2,138 households (1.57%)

25.7% of the households in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was Spanish. 12% of the households in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,842 ± 419
  2. Vietnam
    1,431 ± 307
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,325 ± 242

Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC employs 76.1k people. The largest industries in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC are Banking & related activities (4,772 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,565 people), and Construction (4,119 people), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($188,605), Management of companies & enterprises ($162,615), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($162,558).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
31,787
Women
46.6%
36,401
Men
53.4%

The workforce of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC in 2020 was 68,188 people, with 46.6% woman, and 53.4% men.

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Occupations

76.1k
2022 Value
5.23%
1 Year growth
± 5.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 5.23%, from 72.4k employees to 76.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC, are Other managers (2,937 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,178 people), and Software developers (1,930 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.1k
2022 Value
5.23%
1 Year growth
± 5.23%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 5.23%, from 72.4k employees to 76.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC, are Banking & related activities (4,772 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,565 people), and Construction (4,119 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$67,859
Median earning men ± $2,572
$47,965
Median earning women ± $2,089

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($142,805), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($114,315), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($98,366).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,447), Public Administration ($63,895), and Wholesale Trade ($62,904).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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 14 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 2022, universities in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC awarded 30 degrees. The student population of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5 male students and 68 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC are Black or African American (24 and 80%), followed by White (4 and 13.3%), Two or More Races (1 and 3.33%), and Unknown (1 and 3.33%).

The largest universities in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Empire Beauty School-Pineville (30 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC are General Cosmetology (30 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.652% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (33.8k), Some college (21.8k), and High School or Equivalent (19.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was $365,800 in 2022, which is 1.3 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $310,600 to $365,800, a 17.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC is $104,215. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

Property

$365,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,926
$35,104
Median Property Taxes
±$1,372

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.6% of the housing units in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$104,215
Median Household Income
± $3,201
53.5k
Number of Households
± 1,932

In 2022, the median household income of the 53.5k households in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC grew to $104,215 from the previous year's value of $96,743.

The following chart displays the households in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC
0.471
2021 Wage GINI in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.94% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (22.2%)
  3. Carpooled (7.95%)

In 2022, 65.4% of workers in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (22.2%) and those who carpooled to work (7.95%).

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.52% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC (9.52k out of 146k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) 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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Health

92.1% of the population of Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 61.8% on employee plans, 8.66% on Medicaid, 8.91% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.94%
Uninsured
61.8%
Employer Coverage
8.66%
Medicaid
8.91%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mecklenburg County (South)--Matthews Town (South) PUMA, NC declined by 0.758% from 8% to 7.94%.

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