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Person County, NC&

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0.17% decline
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Median Household Income
2.83% growth
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0.49% decline
Median Property Value
0.43% growth


The economy of Person County, NC employs 16,530 people. The economy of Person County, NC is specialized in Utilities; Manufacturing; and Construction, which employ respectively 4.49; 1.47; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Person County, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,004), Manufacturing (2,510), and Retail trade (1,899), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,699), Educational Services ($38,034), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($36,098).

Median household income in Person County, NC is $43,297. Males in Person County, NC have an average income that is 1.09 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,875. The income inequality of Person County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Person County, NC. In Person County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 38 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,928. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Person County, NC is home to a population of 39,196 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Person County, NC is composed of 26,061 White residents (66.5%), 10,414 Black residents (26.6%), 1,605 Hispanic residents (4.09%), 548 Two+ residents (1.4%), and 292 Native residents (0.74%). The most common foreign languages in Person County, NC are Spanish (1,447 speakers), French (58 speakers), and Gujarati (51 speakers), but compared to other places, Person County, NC has a relative high number of Gujarati (51 speakers), Greek (15 speakers), and French (58 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Person County, NC awarded 448 degrees. The student population of Person County, NC is skewed towards females, with 208 male students and 240 female students. Most students in Person County, NC are White (281 and 62.7%), followed by Black or African American (150 and 33.5%), Unknown (7 and 1.56%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.12%). The largest universities in Person County, NC by number of graduates are Piedmont Community College (448 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Person County, NC are Welding Technology (39 and 8.71%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (35 and 7.81%), and Gunsmithing (28 and 6.25%). The median tuition costs in Person 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Person County, NC is $116,000, which is 0.57 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $115,500 to $116,000, a 0.43% increase. The homeownership rate of Person County, NC is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Person County, NC have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Person County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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