Pamlico County, NC

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Population

12,803

0.69% decline

Median Age

51


Median Household Income

$45,211

3.2% growth

Poverty Rate

15.1%


Number of Employees

5,015

2.18% growth

Median Property Value

$150,600

2.31% growth

About

In 2017, Pamlico County, NC had a population of 12.8k people with a median age of 51 and a median household income of $45,211. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pamlico County, NC declined from 12,892 to 12,803, a -0.69% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,808 to $45,211, a 3.2% increase.

The population of Pamlico County, NC is 74.3% White Alone, 18.2% Black or African American Alone, and 3.61% Hispanic or Latino. 5.6% of the people in Pamlico County, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pamlico County, NC are Pamlico Community College (347 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Pamlico County, NC is $150,600, and the homeownership rate is 74.9%. Most people in Pamlico County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Pamlico County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pamlico County, NC employs 5.02k people. The largest industries in Pamlico County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (644 people), Retail Trade (570 people), and Manufacturing (432 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,830), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,515).

Median household income in Pamlico County, NC is $45,211. Males in Pamlico 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 Pamlico County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,211

2017 value

± $2,806

3.2%

1 Year Growth

± 7.42%

Households in Pamlico County, NC have a median annual income of $45,211, 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 $43,808 in 2016, which represents a 3.2% 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 Pamlico County, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pamlico County, NC 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

  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 Pamlico 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pamlico County, NC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pamlico 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 9502.02

  2. Census Tract 9502.01

  3. Census Tract 9501.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pamlico County, NC was Census Tract 9502.02 with a value of $55,255, followed by Census Tract 9502.01 and Census Tract 9501.01, with respective values of $50,078 and $48,516.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pamlico County, NC (1.83k out of 12.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    994 ± 169

  2. Black

    540 ± 127

  3. Hispanic

    174 ± 112

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

5.02k

2017 Value

± 362

2.18%

1 Year growth

± 9.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pamlico County, NC grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 4.91k employees to 5.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pamlico County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (759 people), Sales & Related Occupations (485 people), and Management Occupations (381 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pamlico County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pamlico County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (759 people), Sales & Related Occupations (485 people), and Management Occupations (381 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pamlico County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.4 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.44 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pamlico County, NC, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($72,763), Legal Occupations ($58,409), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.02k

2017 Value

± 362

2.18%

1 Year growth

± 9.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pamlico County, NC grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 4.91k employees to 5.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pamlico County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (644 people), Retail Trade (570 people), and Manufacturing (432 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pamlico County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Pamlico 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 Pamlico County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (644 people), Retail Trade (570 people), and Manufacturing (432 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pamlico County, NC has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.61 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.37 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pamlico County, NC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,830), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,515).

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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

85.5% of the population of Pamlico County, NC has health coverage, with 28.2% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 20.3% on Medicare, 19.3% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pamlico County, NC see 2130 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.8% decrease from the previous year (2590 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3205 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1832 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

2,130 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pamlico County, NC see an average of 2,130 patients per year. This represents a 17.8% decrease from the previous year (2,590 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.5%

Uninsured

28.2%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

20.3%

Medicare

19.3%

Non-Group

2.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pamlico County, NC declined by 8.38% from 15.9% to 14.5%.

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

Pamlico County, NC is home to a population of 12.8k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.46% of Pamlico County, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pamlico County, NC is composed of 9.51k White Alone residents (74.3%), 2.33k Black or African American Alone residents (18.2%), 462 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.61%), 299 Two or More Races residents (2.34%), 91 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.711%), 66 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.516%), 28 Asian Alone residents (0.219%), and 18 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.141%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pamlico County, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (426 speakers), Other Pacific Island Languages (88 speakers), and Russian (36 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pamlico County, NC was 51. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Pamlico County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pamlico County, NC residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.46%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.75%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.46% of Pamlico 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 Pamlico County, NC was 2.75%, 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 Pamlico County, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Pamlico County, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Pamlico County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pamlico County, NC was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.51k ± 27

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.33k ± 153

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    462 ± 164

In 2017, there were 4.08 times more White Alone residents (9.51k people) in Pamlico County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.33k Black or African American Alone and 462 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 Pamlico County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    426 speakers (3.41%)

  2. Other Pacific Island Languages

    88 speakers (0.705%)

  3. Russian

    36 speakers (0.289%)

5.6% of Pamlico 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 Pamlico County, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.41% of the overall population of Pamlico County, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.705% speak Other Pacific Island Languages and 0.289% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    645 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    255 ± 78

  3. Korea

    211 ± 63

Pamlico County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pamlico County, NC awarded 347 degrees. The student population of Pamlico County, NC is skewed towards women, with 218 male students and 290 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pamlico County, NC are White (210 and 60.5%), followed by Black or African American (102 and 29.4%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 5.76%), and Unknown (6 and 1.73%).

The largest universities in Pamlico County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Pamlico Community College (347 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pamlico County, NC are Electrician (39 and 11.2%), Plumber (33 and 9.51%), and Medical Assistant (32 and 9.22%).

The median tuition costs in Pamlico 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

Most Common

  1. 39 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pamlico County, NC was Electrician with 39 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Pamlico County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

347 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pamlico County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pamlico Community College with 347 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

239

Degrees Awarded to Men

108

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 239 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pamlico County, NC, which is 2.21 times more than the 108 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

    210 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    102 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pamlico County, NC were to White students. These 210 degrees mean that there were 2.06 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 102 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pamlico County, NC was $150,600 in 2017, which is 0.692 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,200 to $150,600, a 2.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Pamlico County, NC is 74.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pamlico County, NC have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pamlico 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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$45,211

Median Household Income

± $2,806

5.4k

Number of Households

± 347

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.4k households in Pamlico County, NC grew to $45,211 from the previous year's value of $43,808.

The following chart displays the households in Pamlico 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

$150,600

2017 Median

± $12,270

$147,200

2016 Median

± $11,885

In 2017, the median property value in Pamlico County, NC grew to to $150,600 from the previous year's value of $147,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.9%

2017 Homeownership

75.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.9% of the housing units in Pamlico County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pamlico County, NC have a longer commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.04% of the workforce in Pamlico County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.75%

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

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