Morehead City, NC

Census Place

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Population
9,304
1.13% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Median Age
46.4

Poverty Rate
16.9%

Median Household Income
$43,847
9.75% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$223,400
8.87% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
4,422
4.51% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Morehead City, NC had a population of 9.3k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $43,847. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Morehead City, NC grew from 9,200 to 9,304, a 1.13% increase and its median household income grew from $39,951 to $43,847, a 9.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Morehead City, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), White (Hispanic) (5.92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.75%). NaNk% of the people in Morehead City, NC speak a non-English language, and 94.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Morehead City, NC are Carteret Community College (499 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Morehead City, NC is $223,400, and the homeownership rate is 50%. Most people in Morehead City, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Morehead City, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Carteret County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 70.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.3%), followed by Other (3.37%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis 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 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Carteret County, NC
70.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis 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.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 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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Diversity

Morehead City, NC is home to a population of 9.3k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.74% of Morehead City, NC residents were born outside of the country (627 people).

In 2018, there were 6.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.24k people) in Morehead City, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 551 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Morehead City, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.24k ± 305
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.06k ± 224
  3. White (Hispanic)
    551 ± 220
6.71%
Hispanic Population
624 people

In 2018, there were 6.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.24k people) in Morehead City, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 551 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.71% of the people in Morehead City, NC are hispanic (624 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Morehead City, NC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.74%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
627 people
8.66%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
797 people

As of 2018, 6.74% of Morehead City, NC residents (627 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Morehead City, NC was 8.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 3
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Morehead City, NC was 46.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Morehead City, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Morehead City, NC residents was 43.

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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

94.6%
2018 Citizenship
92.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.6% of Morehead City, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Morehead City, NC was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    281 ± 75
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    200 ± 108
  3. Korea
    78 ± 42

Morehead City, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Morehead City, NC is $43,847. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Morehead City, NC was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $71,016, followed by Census Tract 9706.04 and Census Tract 9705.04, with respective values of $70,972 and $67,083.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Morehead City, NC employs 4.42k people. The largest industries in Morehead City, NC are Accommodation & Food Services (615 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (585 people), and Retail Trade (533 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($62,778), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,042), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,547).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,847
2018 value
± $3,043
9.75%
1 Year Growth
± 8.07%

Households in Morehead City, NC have a median annual income of $43,847, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,951 in 2017, which represents a 9.75% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,136
$44,729
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $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 in North Carolina
  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 in North Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Morehead City, NC is from North Carolina.
0.473
2017 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.471
2016 Wage GINI in North Carolina

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 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 9705.02
  2. Census Tract 9706.04
  3. Census Tract 9705.04

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Morehead City, NC was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $71,016, followed by Census Tract 9706.04 and Census Tract 9705.04, with respective values of $70,972 and $67,083.

The following map shows all of the places in Morehead City, 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

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morehead City, NC (1.54k out of 9.12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 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
    967 ± 159
  2. Black
    474 ± 139
  3. Hispanic
    134 ± 89

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

4.42k
2018 Value
± 347
4.51%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Morehead City, NC grew at a rate of 4.51%, from 4.23k employees to 4.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Morehead City, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (588 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (413 people), and Management Occupations (404 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Morehead City, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Morehead City, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (588 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (413 people), and Management Occupations (404 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Morehead City, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.61 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Morehead City, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($89,167), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($76,042), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.42k
2018 Value
± 347
4.51%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Morehead City, NC grew at a rate of 4.51%, from 4.23k employees to 4.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Morehead City, NC, are Accommodation & Food Services (615 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (585 people), and Retail Trade (533 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Morehead City, NC, though some of these residents may live in Morehead City, 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 Morehead City, NC, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (615 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (585 people), and Retail Trade (533 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Morehead City, NC has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.84 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.5 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Morehead City, NC, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($62,778), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,042), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,547).

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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 in North Carolina
$632B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Morehead City, NC awarded 499 degrees. The student population of Morehead City, NC is skewed towards women, with 491 male students and 1,045 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Morehead City, NC are White (378 and 75.8%), followed by Black or African American (75 and 15%), Hispanic or Latino (21 and 4.21%), and Two or More Races (12 and 2.4%).

The largest universities in Morehead City, NC by number of degrees awarded are Carteret Community College (499 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Morehead City, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (83 and 16.6%), Medical Assistant (41 and 8.22%), and Office Management & Supervision (30 and 6.01%).

The median tuition costs in Morehead City, 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

Most Common
  1. 83 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 16 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Morehead City, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 83 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
499 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Morehead City, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Carteret Community College with 499 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

145
Degrees Awarded to Men
354
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 145 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Morehead City, NC, which is 0.41 times less than the 354 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    378 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    21 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Morehead City, NC were to White students. These 378 degrees mean that there were 5.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 75 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Morehead City, NC was $223,400 in 2018, which is 0.973 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $205,200 to $223,400, a 8.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Morehead City, NC is 50%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Morehead City, NC have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morehead City, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$223,400
2018 Median
± $19,517
$205,200
2017 Median
± $18,543

In 2018, the median property value in Morehead City, NC grew to to $223,400 from the previous year's value of $205,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Morehead City, 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 Morehead City, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$43,847
Median Household Income
± $3,043
4.38k
Number of Households
± 298

In 2018, the median household income of the 4.38k households in Morehead City, NC grew to $43,847 from the previous year's value of $39,951.

The following chart displays the households in Morehead City, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

50%
2018 Homeownership
49.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 50% of the housing units in Morehead City, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.7%.

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

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Morehead City, NC have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% of the workforce in Morehead City, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    78.6%
  2. Carpooled
    10.8%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.55%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Morehead City, NC was Drove Alone (78.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (5.55%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

87.7% of the population of Morehead City, NC has health coverage, with 34.8% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 21.1% on non-group plans, and 3.81% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Carteret County, NC see 1230 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.82% decrease from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1351 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 725 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

Data is only available at the country level. Showing data for Carteret County, NC.
1,230 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carteret County, NC

Primary care physicians in Carteret County, NC see an average of 1,230 patients per year. This represents a 8.82% decrease from the previous year (1,349 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carteret County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$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

12.3%
Uninsured
34.8%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
21.1%
Non-Group
3.81%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Morehead City, NC declined by 21.1% from 15.6% to 12.3%.

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