Sugar Mountain, NC

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Population

508

12.4% decline

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$60,833

18.7% growth

Poverty Rate

3.35%


Number of Employees

198

13.9% decline

Median Property Value

$257,700

3.08% growth

About

In 2017, Sugar Mountain, NC had a population of 508 people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $60,833. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sugar Mountain, NC declined from 580 to 508, a -12.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,250 to $60,833, a 18.7% increase.

The population of Sugar Mountain, NC is 99.2% White Alone, 0.591% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 0.197% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Sugar Mountain, NC speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sugar Mountain, NC is $257,700, and the homeownership rate is 80.5%. Most people in Sugar Mountain, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sugar Mountain, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sugar Mountain, NC employs 198 people. The largest industries in Sugar Mountain, NC are Accommodation & Food Services (65 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (26 people), and Finance & Insurance (16 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($111,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,500), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,000).

Median household income in Sugar Mountain, NC is $60,833. Males in Sugar Mountain, 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 Sugar Mountain, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,833

2017 value

± $14,354

18.7%

1 Year Growth

± 24.8%

Households in Sugar Mountain, NC have a median annual income of $60,833, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,250 in 2016, which represents a 18.7% 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 Sugar Mountain, 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sugar Mountain, NC was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sugar Mountain, NC (17 out of 508 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    17 ± 52

  2. Black

    0 ± 61

  3. Native American

    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sugar Mountain, NC is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

198

2017 Value

± 98

-13.9%

1 Year decline

± 76.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sugar Mountain, NC declined at a rate of -13.9%, from 230 employees to 198 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sugar Mountain, NC, are Management Occupations (48 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (30 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sugar Mountain, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sugar Mountain, NC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (48 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (30 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sugar Mountain, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.74 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.59 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sugar Mountain, NC, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($65,625), Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($60,625), and Sales & Related Occupations ($51,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

198

2017 Value

± 98

-13.9%

1 Year decline

± 76.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sugar Mountain, NC declined at a rate of -13.9%, from 230 employees to 198 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sugar Mountain, NC, are Accommodation & Food Services (65 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (26 people), and Finance & Insurance (16 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Sugar Mountain, NC, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (65 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (26 people), and Finance & Insurance (16 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sugar Mountain, NC has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (4.31 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.76 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sugar Mountain, NC, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($111,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,500), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,000).

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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

95.9% of the population of Sugar Mountain, NC has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 8.86% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 29.9% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Sugar Mountain, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Sugar Mountain, 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

4.13%

Uninsured

35.8%

Employer Coverage

8.86%

Medicaid

20.1%

Medicare

29.9%

Non-Group

1.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sugar Mountain, NC declined by 54.8% from 9.14% to 4.13%.

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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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

Sugar Mountain, NC is home to a population of 508 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Sugar Mountain, NC residents were born outside of the country (8 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sugar Mountain, NC is composed of 504 White Alone residents (99.2%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.591%), 1 Two or More Races residents (0.197%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sugar Mountain, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 10.6

66

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sugar Mountain, NC was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in Sugar Mountain, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sugar Mountain, NC residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    8 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Sugar Mountain, NC residents (8 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sugar Mountain, NC was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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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 North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Sugar Mountain, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sugar Mountain, NC was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    504 ± 184

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3 ± 5

  3. Two or More Races

    1 ± 12.2

In 2017, there were 168 times more White Alone residents (504 people) in Sugar Mountain, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 1 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sugar Mountain, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Sugar Mountain, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Sugar Mountain, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sugar Mountain, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    18 ± 16

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    13 ± 19

  3. World War II

    7 ± 5

Sugar Mountain, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sugar Mountain, NC was $257,700 in 2017, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $250,000 to $257,700, a 3.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Sugar Mountain, NC is 80.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sugar Mountain, NC have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sugar Mountain, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,833

Median Household Income

± $14,354

226

Number of Households

± 70

In 2017, the median household income of the 226 households in Sugar Mountain, NC grew to $60,833 from the previous year's value of $51,250.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$257,700

2017 Median

± $80,921

$250,000

2016 Median

± $58,863

In 2017, the median property value in Sugar Mountain, NC grew to to $257,700 from the previous year's value of $250,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sugar Mountain, 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 Sugar Mountain, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sugar Mountain, NC 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.

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Rent vs Own

80.5%

2017 Homeownership

62.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.5% of the housing units in Sugar Mountain, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

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

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sugar Mountain, NC have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.8% of the workforce in Sugar Mountain, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sugar Mountain, NC was Drove Alone (75.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.6%) and those who Worked At Home (8.14%).

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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