Spruce Pine, NC

Census Place

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Population
2,204
5.51% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Median Age
39.1

Poverty Rate
27.3%

Median Household Income
$36,375
18% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$133,600
12% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
913
7.67% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Spruce Pine, NC had a population of 2.2k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $36,375. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Spruce Pine, NC grew from 2,089 to 2,204, a 5.51% increase and its median household income grew from $30,814 to $36,375, a 18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Spruce Pine, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.13%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.499%). 0% of the households in Spruce Pine, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 93.5% of the residents in Spruce Pine, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Spruce Pine, NC was $133,600, and the homeownership rate was 63%. Most people in Spruce Pine, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Spruce Pine, NC was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Mitchell County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 77.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (19.7%), followed by Other (2.69%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Mitchell County, NC
77.6% 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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

Spruce Pine, NC is home to a population of 2.2k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.58% of Spruce Pine, NC residents were born outside of the country (167 people).

In 2018, there were 14.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.99k people) in Spruce Pine, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 135 White (Hispanic) and 28 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Spruce Pine, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.99k ± 303
  2. White (Hispanic)
    135 ± 124
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    28 ± 33
6.76%
Hispanic Population
149 people

In 2018, there were 14.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.99k people) in Spruce Pine, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 135 White (Hispanic) and 28 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.76% of the people in Spruce Pine, NC are hispanic (149 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.58%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
167 people
8.09%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
169 people

As of 2018, 7.58% of Spruce Pine, NC residents (167 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 Spruce Pine, NC was 8.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.9
34
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Spruce Pine, NC was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Spruce Pine, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Spruce Pine, NC residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    229,947 ± 11,640 people
  2. India
    70,805 ± 6,510 people
  3. Honduras
    36,544 ± 4,685 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 229,947 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 70,805 and Honduras with 36,544.

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Citizenship

93.5%
2018 Citizenship
92.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.5% of Spruce Pine, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Spruce Pine, NC was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    26 ± 27
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8 ± 22
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3 ± 13

Spruce Pine, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Spruce Pine, NC is $36,375. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Spruce Pine, NC was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $55,610, followed by Census Tract 9503 and N/A, with respective values of $36,290 and N/A.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,862. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Spruce Pine, NC employs 913 people. The largest industries in Spruce Pine, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (117 people), Manufacturing (109 people), and Retail Trade (109 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,969), Finance & Insurance ($72,969), and Manufacturing ($60,417).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,375
2018 value
± $8,659
18%
1 Year Growth
± 26.3%

Households in Spruce Pine, NC have a median annual income of $36,375, 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 $30,814 in 2017, which represents a 18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,585
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,168
$47,862
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $855

In 2019, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.33 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
    $64,719 ± $4,583
  2. White
    $53,494 ± $850
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,933 ± $24,629

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Spruce Pine, NC is from North Carolina.
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.473
2018 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0599% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9504
  2. Census Tract 9503
  3. N/A

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Spruce Pine, NC was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $55,610, followed by Census Tract 9503 and N/A, with respective values of $36,290 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Spruce Pine, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Spruce Pine, NC (574 out of 2.1k 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 Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 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
    533 ± 138
  2. Hispanic
    57 ± 67
  3. Asian
    13 ± 65

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Spruce Pine, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

913
2018 Value
± 175
7.67%
1 Year growth
± 26.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Spruce Pine, NC grew at a rate of 7.67%, from 848 employees to 913 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Spruce Pine, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (116 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (71 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (68 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Spruce Pine, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Spruce Pine, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (116 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (71 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (68 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Spruce Pine, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.6 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.43 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Spruce Pine, NC, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($56,176), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($53,958), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,708).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

913
2018 Value
± 175
7.67%
1 Year growth
± 26.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Spruce Pine, NC grew at a rate of 7.67%, from 848 employees to 913 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Spruce Pine, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (117 people), Manufacturing (109 people), and Retail Trade (109 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Spruce Pine, NC, though some of these residents may live in Spruce Pine, 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 Spruce Pine, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (117 people), Manufacturing (109 people), and Retail Trade (109 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Spruce Pine, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.46 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.33 times), and Public Administration (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Spruce Pine, NC, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,969), Finance & Insurance ($72,969), and Manufacturing ($60,417).

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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. $54.1B
  2. $40B
  3. $36.8B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($40B) and Machinery ($36.8B).

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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$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B 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. $28.2B
  2. $27.5B
  3. $24.4B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $28.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.5B and Virginia and $24.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Spruce Pine, NC was $133,600 in 2018, which is 0.582 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $119,300 to $133,600, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Spruce Pine, NC is 63%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Spruce Pine, NC have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Spruce Pine, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$133,600
2018 Median
± $30,669
$119,300
2017 Median
± $23,904

In 2018, the median property value in Spruce Pine, NC grew to to $133,600 from the previous year's value of $119,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Spruce Pine, 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 Spruce Pine, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$36,375
Median Household Income
± $8,659
948
Number of Households
± 157

In 2018, the median household income of the 948 households in Spruce Pine, NC grew to $36,375 from the previous year's value of $30,814.

The following chart displays the households in Spruce Pine, 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63%
2018 Homeownership
59.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 63% of the housing units in Spruce Pine, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.8%.

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

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Spruce Pine, NC have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Spruce Pine, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (15%)
  3. Walked (3.72%)

In 2018, 78.6% of workers in Spruce Pine, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15%) and those who walked to work (3.72%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

75.5% of the population of Spruce Pine, NC has health coverage, with 30.4% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.05% 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 Mitchell County, NC see 1667 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.478% decrease from the previous year (1675 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1663 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1069 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,667 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mitchell County, NC

Primary care physicians in Mitchell County, NC see an average of 1,667 patients per year. This represents a 0.478% decrease from the previous year (1,675 patients).

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

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$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

24.5%
Uninsured
30.4%
Employer Coverage
22.8%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Spruce Pine, NC declined by 0.296% from 24.6% to 24.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Spruce Pine, 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. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.2% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 27.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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