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0.79% growth
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-2.12% decline
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0.24% growth
Median Property Value
1.42% growth


The economy of Pitt County, NC employs 80,392 people. The economy of Pitt County, NC is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.6; 1.31; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pitt County, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,806), Educational Services (12,008), and Retail trade (9,274), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($70,824), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,077), and Finance & Insurance ($37,928).

Median household income in Pitt County, NC is $41,119. Males in Pitt County, NC have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,781. The income inequality of Pitt County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48 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 Pitt County, NC. In Pitt County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 108 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,806. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Pitt County, NC is home to a population of 173,798 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pitt County, NC is composed of 97,424 White residents (56.1%), 58,868 Black residents (33.9%), 10,042 Hispanic residents (5.78%), 3,431 Two+ residents (1.97%), and 2,904 Asian residents (1.67%). The most common foreign languages in Pitt County, NC are Spanish (8,028 speakers), Vietnamese (523 speakers), and Chinese (483 speakers), but compared to other places, Pitt County, NC has a relative high number of Gujarati (248 speakers), Thai (63 speakers), and Vietnamese (523 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Pitt County, NC awarded 8,378 degrees. The student population of Pitt County, NC is skewed towards females, with 3,283 male students and 5,095 female students. Most students in Pitt County, NC are White (5,354 and 63.9%), followed by Black or African American (1,412 and 16.9%), Unknown (765 and 9.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (336 and 4.01%). The largest universities in Pitt County, NC by number of graduates are East Carolina University (6,220 and 74.2%), Pitt Community College (1,887 and 22.5%), and Miller-Motte College-Greenville (244 and 2.91%). The most popular majors in Pitt County, NC are Registered Nursing (394 and 4.7%), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (267 and 3.19%), and General Psychology (217 and 2.59%). The median tuition costs in Pitt County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,157 and $19,731 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 Pitt County, NC is $135,300, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $133,400 to $135,300, a 1.42% increase. The homeownership rate of Pitt County, NC is 52.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pitt County, NC have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pitt County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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