Stokes County, NC

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Population

46,124

0.708% decline

Median Age

45.3


Median Household Income

$44,490

4.71% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

20,624

1.84% growth

Median Property Value

$123,900

2.48% growth

About

In 2017, Stokes County, NC had a population of 46.1k people with a median age of 45.3 and a median household income of $44,490. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stokes County, NC declined from 46,453 to 46,124, a -0.708% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,489 to $44,490, a 4.71% increase.

The population of Stokes County, NC is 91.3% White Alone, 3.96% Black or African American Alone, and 2.81% Hispanic or Latino. 2.52% of the people in Stokes County, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Stokes County, NC is $123,900, and the homeownership rate is 77.6%. Most people in Stokes County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Stokes County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Stokes County, NC employs 20.6k people. The largest industries in Stokes County, NC are Manufacturing (3,873 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,283 people), and Retail Trade (2,111 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($52,788), Utilities ($52,578), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,324).

Median household income in Stokes County, NC is $44,490. Males in Stokes County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Stokes County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,490

2017 value

± $2,054

4.71%

1 Year Growth

± 5.86%

Households in Stokes County, NC have a median annual income of $44,490, 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 $42,489 in 2016, which represents a 4.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in Stokes County, NC made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Stokes County, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stokes County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 705.03

  2. Census Tract 702

  3. Census Tract 706

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stokes County, NC was Census Tract 705.03 with a value of $54,345, followed by Census Tract 702 and Census Tract 706, with respective values of $45,198 and $43,820.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Stokes County, 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

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stokes County, NC (6.31k out of 45.6k 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

    5,760 ± 615

  2. Hispanic

    585 ± 225

  3. Black

    292 ± 143

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.6k

2017 Value

± 1,071

1.84%

1 Year growth

± 7.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stokes County, NC grew at a rate of 1.84%, from 20.3k employees to 20.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stokes County, NC, are Production Occupations (2,726 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,637 people), and Management Occupations (1,464 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stokes County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stokes County, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,726 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,637 people), and Management Occupations (1,464 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stokes County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.28 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.9 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stokes County, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,426), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,871), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.6k

2017 Value

± 1,071

1.84%

1 Year growth

± 7.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stokes County, NC grew at a rate of 1.84%, from 20.3k employees to 20.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stokes County, NC, are Manufacturing (3,873 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,283 people), and Retail Trade (2,111 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Stokes County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,873 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,283 people), and Retail Trade (2,111 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stokes County, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.85 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.75 times), and Utilities (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stokes County, NC, by median earnings, are Information ($52,788), Utilities ($52,578), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,324).

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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 with $35.3B and Machinery and $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

87.6% of the population of Stokes County, NC has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Stokes County, NC 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 3863 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.46% decrease from the previous year (4220 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7683 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3546 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

3863 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Stokes County, NC see an average of 3863 patients per year. This represents a 8.46% decrease from the previous year (4220 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

12.4%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

12.1%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stokes County, NC declined by 1.66% from 12.6% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stokes County, 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

Stokes County, NC is home to a population of 46.1k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.8% of Stokes County, NC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Stokes County, NC is composed of 42.1k White Alone residents (91.3%), 1.83k Black or African American Alone residents (3.96%), 1.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.81%), 515 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 178 Asian Alone residents (0.386%), 153 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.332%), 20 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0434%), and 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0347%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Stokes County, NC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (878 speakers), Vietnamese (65 speakers), and Hindi (48 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stokes County, NC was 45.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Stokes County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Stokes County, NC residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.66%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.8% of Stokes County, NC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stokes County, NC was 1.66%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Stokes County, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 Stokes County, NC residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Stokes County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stokes County, NC was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42.1k ± 70

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.83k ± 197

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.3k ± 349

In 2017, there were 23.1 times more White Alone residents (42.1k people) in Stokes County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k Black or African American Alone and 1.3k 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 Stokes County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    878 speakers (1.98%)

  2. Vietnamese

    65 speakers (0.146%)

  3. Hindi

    48 speakers (0.108%)

2.52% of Stokes County, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Stokes County, NC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.98% of the overall population of Stokes County, NC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.146% speak Vietnamese and 0.108% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,198 ± 222

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    306 ± 142

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    257 ± 94

Stokes County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stokes County, NC was $123,900 in 2017, which is 0.569 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,900 to $123,900, a 2.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Stokes County, NC is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stokes County, NC have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stokes County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,490

Median Household Income

± $2,054

19.3k

Number of Households

± 1,010

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.3k households in Stokes County, NC grew to $44,490 from the previous year's value of $42,489.

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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Housing

Property Value

$123,900

2017 Median

± $4,495

$120,900

2016 Median

± $4,209

In 2017, the median property value in Stokes County, NC grew to to $123,900 from the previous year's value of $120,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stokes County, 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 Stokes County, 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 Stokes County, NC 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

77.6%

2017 Homeownership

77.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.6% of the housing units in Stokes County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Stokes County, 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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stokes County, NC have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Stokes County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.4%

  2. Carpooled

    6.34%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stokes County, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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