Stokes County, NC

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2020 Population
45,688
0.203% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
46.6
0.866% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.6%
1.02% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,668
7.52% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$145,000
5.84% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Stokes County, NC had a population of 45.7k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $51,668. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Stokes County, NC declined from 45,781 to 45,688, a −0.203% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,054 to $51,668, a 7.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stokes County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.96%), White (Hispanic) (2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.939%).

None of the households in Stokes County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Stokes County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Stokes County, NC was $145,000, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Stokes County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Stokes County, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Stokes County, NC is home to a population of 45.7k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.48% of Stokes County, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.13k people).

In 2020, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.5k people) in Stokes County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.81k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 915 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of Stokes County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Stokes County, NC was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stokes County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.5k ± 79
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.81k ± 259
  3. White (Hispanic)
    915 ± 286
3.25%
Hispanic Population
1.49k people

In 2020, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.5k people) in Stokes County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.81k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 915 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.25% of the people in Stokes County, NC are hispanic (1.49k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.48%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.13k people
1.76%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
804 people

As of 2020, 2.48% of Stokes County, NC residents (1.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stokes County, NC was 1.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,153 ± 272
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    423 ± 159
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    403 ± 158

Stokes County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Stokes County, NC employs 21.1k people. The largest industries in Stokes County, NC are Manufacturing (4,387 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,631 people), and Retail Trade (2,093 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,977), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,238), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,956).

Occupations

21.1k
2020 Value
± 1,263
0.362%
1 Year growth
± 7.98%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Stokes County, NC grew at a rate of 0.362%, from 21k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stokes County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,337 people), Production Occupations (2,159 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1,679 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stokes County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.1k
2020 Value
± 1,263
0.362%
1 Year growth
± 7.98%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Stokes County, NC grew at a rate of 0.362%, from 21k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stokes County, NC, are Manufacturing (4,387 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,631 people), and Retail Trade (2,093 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stokes County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Stokes County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,962
Median earning men ± $2,255
$31,236
Median earning women ± $1,129

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,811), Information ($51,250), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($49,674).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($47,123), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,759), and Public Administration ($41,146).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 150
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 149
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 132
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

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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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

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. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Stokes County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 78.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.7%).

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.

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.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.733% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.14M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Stokes County, NC was $145,000 in 2020, which is 0.631 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $137,000 to $145,000, a 5.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Stokes County, NC is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Stokes County, NC have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Stokes County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Stokes County, NC is $51,668. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Stokes County, NC was Census Tract 705.03 with a value of $63,372, followed by Census Tract 706 and Census Tract 704, with respective values of $61,795 and $60,840.

Property

$145,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,997
$15,270
Median Property Taxes
±$964

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stokes County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2020
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 77.9% of the housing units in Stokes County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 705.03
  2. Census Tract 706
  3. Census Tract 704

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stokes County, NC was Census Tract 705.03 with a value of $63,372, followed by Census Tract 706 and Census Tract 704, with respective values of $61,795 and $60,840.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,668
Median Household Income
± $1,723
19.6k
Number of Households
± 1,146

In 2020, the median household income of the 19.6k households in Stokes County, NC grew to $51,668 from the previous year's value of $48,054.

The following chart displays the households in Stokes 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stokes County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.38%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.18%)

In 2020, 88.7% of workers in Stokes County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.38%) and those who worked at home (3.18%).

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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Commute Time

29.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stokes County, NC have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Stokes County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stokes County, NC (6.13k out of 45k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stokes County, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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89.5% of the population of Stokes County, NC has health coverage, with 45.4% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.92% 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 Stokes County, NC see 4547 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.547% decrease from the previous year (4572 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1900 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,547 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Stokes County, NC

Primary care physicians in Stokes County, NC see an average of 4,547 patients per year. This represents a 0.547% decrease from the previous year (4,572 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Stokes County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.3% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 43% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
45.4%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.92%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stokes County, NC declined by 5.91% from 11.2% to 10.5%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 28.9 in Stokes County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.2% in Stokes County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.4% in Stokes County, NC.

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