Moore County, NC

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Population

94,191

1.2% growth

Median Age

44.7


Median Household Income

$54,468

5% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

38,668

3.55% growth

Median Property Value

$207,300

0.974% growth

About

In 2017, Moore County, NC had a population of 94.2k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $54,468. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Moore County, NC grew from 93,070 to 94,191, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $51,873 to $54,468, a 5% increase.

The population of Moore County, NC is 77.2% White Alone, 12.5% Black or African American Alone, and 6.41% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Moore County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Moore County, NC are Sandhills Community College (795 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Moore County, NC is $207,300, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Moore County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Moore County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Moore County, NC employs 38.7k people. The largest industries in Moore County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,361 people), Retail Trade (3,790 people), and Educational Services (3,564 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($60,823), Finance & Insurance ($57,772), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,300).

Median household income in Moore County, NC is $54,468. Males in Moore 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 Moore County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,468

2017 value

± $1,850

5%

1 Year Growth

± 4.35%

Households in Moore County, NC have a median annual income of $54,468, 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 $51,873 in 2016, which represents a 5% 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 Moore 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 9506.01

  2. Census Tract 9510

  3. Census Tract 9507.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Moore County, NC was Census Tract 9506.01 with a value of $82,212, followed by Census Tract 9510 and Census Tract 9507.02, with respective values of $81,295 and $67,721.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Moore County, NC (12.4k out of 93k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    7,366 ± 634

  2. Black

    4,027 ± 522

  3. Hispanic

    1,615 ± 307

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

38.7k

2017 Value

± 1,502

3.55%

1 Year growth

± 5.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Moore County, NC grew at a rate of 3.55%, from 37.3k employees to 38.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Moore County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,276 people), Management Occupations (3,791 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,616 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Moore County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Moore County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,276 people), Management Occupations (3,791 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,616 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Moore County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.69 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.51 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Moore County, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($109,722), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,938), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,276).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.7k

2017 Value

± 1,502

3.55%

1 Year growth

± 5.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Moore County, NC grew at a rate of 3.55%, from 37.3k employees to 38.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Moore County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,361 people), Retail Trade (3,790 people), and Educational Services (3,564 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Moore County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Moore 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 Moore County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,361 people), Retail Trade (3,790 people), and Educational Services (3,564 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Moore County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.05 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.77 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Moore County, NC, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($60,823), Finance & Insurance ($57,772), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,300).

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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

89.7% of the population of Moore County, NC has health coverage, with 33.8% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 7.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Moore County, NC see 963 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.45% increase from the previous year (940 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1651 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 472 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

963 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Moore County, NC see an average of 963 patients per year. This represents a 2.45% increase from the previous year (940 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Moore County, NC 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%).

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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

10.3%

Uninsured

33.8%

Employer Coverage

13%

Medicaid

17.8%

Medicare

17.8%

Non-Group

7.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Moore County, NC declined by 5.49% from 10.9% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Moore 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

Moore County, NC is home to a population of 94.2k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.5% of Moore County, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.24k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Moore County, NC is composed of 72.7k White Alone residents (77.2%), 11.8k Black or African American Alone residents (12.5%), 6.04k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.41%), 1.58k Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 1.13k Asian Alone residents (1.2%), 824 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.875%), 128 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.136%), and 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0138%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Moore County, NC was 44.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Moore County, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Moore County, NC residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.24k people

4.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.38k people

As of 2017, 4.5% of Moore County, NC residents (4.24k 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 Moore County, NC was 4.71%, 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

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Moore County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Moore County, NC was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    72.7k ± 76

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11.8k ± 433

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.04k ± 719

In 2017, there were 6.17 times more White Alone residents (72.7k people) in Moore County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American Alone and 6.04k 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 Moore County, 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 Moore County, 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 Moore County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Moore County, 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

    2,689 ± 305

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,560 ± 289

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,180 ± 234

Moore County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Moore County, NC awarded 795 degrees. The student population of Moore County, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,403 male students and 2,379 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Moore County, NC are White (529 and 66.8%), followed by Black or African American (110 and 13.9%), Hispanic or Latino (75 and 9.47%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (28 and 3.54%).

The largest universities in Moore County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Sandhills Community College (795 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Moore County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (197 and 24.8%), Registered Nursing (60 and 7.55%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (40 and 5.03%).

The median tuition costs in Moore County, 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 Associates Degree recipients in Moore County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 196 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Moore County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

795 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Moore County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sandhills Community College with 795 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

316

Degrees Awarded to Men

479

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 316 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Moore County, NC, which is 0.66 times less than the 479 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    529 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    110 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    75 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Moore County, NC were to White students. These 529 degrees mean that there were 4.81 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 110 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Moore County, NC was $207,300 in 2017, which is 0.953 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $205,300 to $207,300, a 0.974% increase. The homeownership rate in Moore County, NC is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Moore County, NC have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Moore 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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$54,468

Median Household Income

± $1,850

38.2k

Number of Households

± 1,364

In 2017, the median household income of the 38.2k households in Moore County, NC grew to $54,468 from the previous year's value of $51,873.

The following chart displays the households in Moore 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$207,300

2017 Median

± $7,255

$205,300

2016 Median

± $6,353

In 2017, the median property value in Moore County, NC grew to to $207,300 from the previous year's value of $205,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Moore 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 Moore County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Moore County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Moore County, NC have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Moore County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.55%

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

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