Sugar Mountain, NC

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2020 Population
487
9.93% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
61.5
1.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
5.95%
31.9% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$83,438
6.26% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$226,400
2.54% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Sugar Mountain, NC had a population of 487 people with a median age of 61.5 and a median household income of $83,438. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sugar Mountain, NC grew from 443 to 487, a 9.93% increase and its median household income grew from $78,523 to $83,438, a 6.26% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sugar Mountain, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.64%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.03%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.205%), and White (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Sugar Mountain, 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.

98.4% of the residents in Sugar Mountain, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Sugar Mountain, NC was $226,400, and the homeownership rate was 78.6%.

Most people in Sugar Mountain, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Sugar Mountain, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sugar Mountain, NC is home to a population of 487 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.49% of Sugar Mountain, NC residents were born outside of the country (17 people).

In 2020, there were 59.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (473 people) in Sugar Mountain, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2020 Citizenship
95.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.4% of Sugar Mountain, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sugar Mountain, NC was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sugar Mountain, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    473 ± 146
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8 ± 32
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5 ± 6.71
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2020, there were 59.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (473 people) in Sugar Mountain, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Sugar Mountain, NC are hispanic (0 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

3.49%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
17 people
5.19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
23 people

As of 2020, 3.49% of Sugar Mountain, NC residents (17 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 Sugar Mountain, NC was 5.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    18 ± 21
  2. Korea
    11 ± 16
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7 ± 6

Sugar Mountain, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Sugar Mountain, NC employs 209 people. The largest industries in Sugar Mountain, NC are Other Services, Except Public Administration (56 people), Retail Trade (23 people), and Educational Services (21 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($105,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($102,083), and Finance & Insurance ($102,083).

Occupations

209
2020 Value
± 86
32.3%
1 Year growth
± 45.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sugar Mountain, NC grew at a rate of 32.3%, from 158 employees to 209 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sugar Mountain, NC, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (60 people), Management Occupations (34 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (17 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sugar Mountain, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

209
2020 Value
± 86
32.3%
1 Year growth
± 45.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sugar Mountain, NC grew at a rate of 32.3%, from 158 employees to 209 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sugar Mountain, NC, are Other Services, Except Public Administration (56 people), Retail Trade (23 people), and Educational Services (21 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sugar Mountain, NC, though some of these residents may live in Sugar Mountain, 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

$34,886
Median earning men ± $38,103
$55,417
Median earning women ± $36,371

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($149,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($116,250), and Manufacturing ($86,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,417), Retail Trade ($52,708), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,750).

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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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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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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.

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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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 Sugar Mountain, NC was $226,400 in 2020, which is 0.985 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $232,300 to $226,400, a 2.54% decrease. The homeownership rate in Sugar Mountain, NC is 78.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sugar Mountain, NC have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sugar Mountain, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$226,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$32,654
$191
Median Property Taxes
±$46

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 Sugar Mountain, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sugar Mountain, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
Homeownership
2020
70.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.6% of the housing units in Sugar Mountain, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 88.6%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Sugar Mountain, 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.
$83,438
Median Household Income
± $31,218
243
Number of Households
± 52

In 2020, the median household income of the 243 households in Sugar Mountain, NC grew to $83,438 from the previous year's value of $78,523.

The following chart displays the households in Sugar Mountain, 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 $45k - $50k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sugar Mountain, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (57.8%)
  2. Carpooled (27.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.77%)

In 2020, 57.8% of workers in Sugar Mountain, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (27.7%) and those who worked at home (7.77%).

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

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sugar Mountain, NC have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Sugar Mountain, 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 Sugar Mountain, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sugar Mountain, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sugar Mountain, NC (29 out of 487 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sugar Mountain, NC is White, followed by Two Or More 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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84.4% of the population of Sugar Mountain, NC has health coverage, with 24.8% on employee plans, 4.52% on Medicaid, 33.3% on Medicare, 19.5% on non-group plans, and 2.26% 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 Avery County, NC see 3501 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.171% decrease from the previous year (3507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2926 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

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

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3,501 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Avery County, NC

Primary care physicians in Avery County, NC see an average of 3,501 patients per year. This represents a 0.171% decrease from the previous year (3,507 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Avery 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 9.03% under 18 years, 14.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 42.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.7% were men and 48.3% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

15.6%
Uninsured
24.8%
Employer Coverage
4.52%
Medicaid
33.3%
Medicare
19.5%
Non-Group
2.26%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sugar Mountain, NC grew by 214% from 4.97% to 15.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sugar Mountain, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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