Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC

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Population

137,690

0.478% decline

Median Age

44.7


Median Household Income

$42,669

4.35% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Number of Employees

56,121

2.09% growth

Median Property Value

$115,000

2.31% growth

About

In 2017, Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 138k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $42,669. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC declined from 138,351 to 137,690, a -0.478% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,890 to $42,669, a 4.35% increase.

The population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is 78.9% White Alone, 13.6% Black or African American Alone, and 4.9% Hispanic or Latino. 4.7% of the people in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are Rockingham Community College (410 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is $115,000, and the homeownership rate is 71.6%. Most people in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC employs 56.1k people. The largest industries in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are Construction (3,773 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,734 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,672 people), and the highest paying industries are Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($80,289), Computer Systems Design ($76,026), and Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers ($71,075).

Median household income in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is $42,669. Males in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,568. The income inequality in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.381, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,669

2017 value

± $1,343

4.35%

1 Year Growth

± 3.74%

Households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $42,669, 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 $40,890 in 2016, which represents a 4.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$44,643

Average Male Salary

± $5,516

$37,568

Average Female Salary

± $4,409

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC made 1.19 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $42,687 ± $85,850

  2. American Indian

    $40,854 ± $125,166

  3. White

    $37,824 ± $3,698

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.381

2017 Wage GINI

0.375

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was 0.381 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.74% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,029, followed by Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC and Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC, with respective values of $103,475 and $102,529.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC (23k out of 136k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    15,915 ± 938

  2. Black

    4,898 ± 541

  3. Hispanic

    2,180 ± 382

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, 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

56.1k

2017 Value

2.09%

1 Year growth

± 2.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 55k employees to 56.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,849 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,496 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,468 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,849 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,496 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,468 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (48.8 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers (13.1 times), and Switchboard operators, including answering service (10.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($237,405), Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers ($86,767), and Chief executives & legislators ($85,793).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

56.1k

2017 Value

2.09%

1 Year growth

± 2.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 55k employees to 56.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, are Construction (3,773 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,734 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,672 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, 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 Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Construction (3,773 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,734 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,672 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Tobacco manufacturing (124 times higher than expected), Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (55.9 times), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills (32.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($80,289), Computer Systems Design ($76,026), and Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers ($71,075).

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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

87.7% of the population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 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

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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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

12.3%

Uninsured

41.8%

Employer Coverage

16.4%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 12.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, 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

Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 138k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is composed of 109k White Alone residents (78.9%), 18.7k Black or African American Alone residents (13.6%), 6.75k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.9%), 2.07k Two or More Races residents (1.5%), 654 Asian Alone residents (0.475%), 590 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.428%), 204 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.148%), and 68 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0494%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,971 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (134 speakers), and German (123 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, 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 41. But people in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

2.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.85k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was 2.78%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,166 ± 1,134 people

  2. El Salvador

    198 ± 345 people

  3. Peru

    164 ± 314 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 2,166 Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by El Salvador with 198 and Peru with 164.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    109k ± 178

  2. Black or African American Alone

    18.7k ± 359

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.75k ± 827

In 2017, there were 5.79 times more White Alone residents (109k people) in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.7k Black or African American Alone and 6.75k 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 Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,971 speakers (3.8%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    134 speakers (0.102%)

  3. German

    123 speakers (0.094%)

4.7% of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 3.8% of the overall population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.102% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.094% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,415 ± 327

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,010 ± 228

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    983 ± 225

Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC awarded 410 degrees. The student population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 724 male students and 1,055 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are White (324 and 79%), followed by Black or African American (38 and 9.27%), Unknown (22 and 5.37%), and Hispanic or Latino (17 and 4.15%).

The largest universities in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Rockingham Community College (410 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (101 and 24.6%), Welding Technology (27 and 6.59%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (26 and 6.34%).

The median tuition costs in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, 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. 101 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 101 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

410 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rockingham Community College with 410 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

198

Degrees Awarded to Men

212

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 198 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.934 times less than the 212 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

    324 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    38 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    22 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC were to White students. These 324 degrees mean that there were 8.53 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 38 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was $115,000 in 2017, which is 0.528 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,400 to $115,000, a 2.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,669

Median Household Income

± $1,343

56.4k

Number of Households

± 1,690

In 2017, the median household income of the 56.4k households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC grew to $42,669 from the previous year's value of $40,890.

The following chart displays the households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, 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

$115,000

2017 Median

± $2,717

$112,400

2016 Median

± $2,841

In 2017, the median property value in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC grew to to $115,000 from the previous year's value of $112,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, 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 Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.6% of the housing units in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.17% of the workforce in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.58%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.58%) and those who Worked At Home (3.73%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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