Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC

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Population
151,512
0.154% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Median Age
44.5

Poverty Rate
18.8%

Median Household Income
$40,591
5.93% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$122,600
0.325% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
61,119
3.24% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 152k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $40,591. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC declined from 151,745 to 151,512, a -0.154% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,318 to $40,591, a 5.93% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.9%), White (Hispanic) (5.62%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.74%), Other (Hispanic) (2.16%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.804%). 7.78% of the households in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 96.7% of the residents in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are Wilkes Community College (1,199 degrees awarded in 2019) and Surry Community College (746 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was $122,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%. Most people in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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 North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (46.2%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.74%). 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 North Carolina
49.8% 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

Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 152k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.72% of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (7.15k people).

In 2018, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (130k people) in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.51k White (Hispanic) and 5.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (9,720 speakers), Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (178 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (159 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    130k ± 45
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.51k ± 854
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.66k ± 285
8.46%
Hispanic Population
12.8k people

In 2018, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (130k people) in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.51k White (Hispanic) and 5.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.46% of the people in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (12.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,720 speakers (6.75%)
  2. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages
    178 speakers (0.124%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    159 speakers (0.11%)

7.78% of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 6.75% of the overall population of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.124% speak Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages and 0.11% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.72%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
7.15k people
4.78%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
7.29k people

As of 2018, 4.72% of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC residents (7.15k people) 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 Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was 4.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was 44.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,330 ± 1,592 people
  2. Honduras
    289 ± 417 people
  3. Laos
    271 ± 404 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 4,330 Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by Honduras with 289 and Laos with 271.

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Citizenship

96.7%
2018 Citizenship
96.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.7% of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,668 ± 311
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,151 ± 198
  3. Korea
    906 ± 150

Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC is $40,591. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,229, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC, with respective values of $107,888 and $101,088.

Males in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,459. The income inequality in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.419, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC employs 61.1k people. The largest industries in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are Construction (4,820 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,822 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,284 people), and the highest paying industries are Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($297,374), Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products ($106,310), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($88,449).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,591
2018 value
± $1,241
5.93%
1 Year Growth
± 4.48%

Households in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $40,591, 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 $38,318 in 2017, which represents a 5.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$49,513
Average Male Salary in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC
± $7,295
$38,459
Average Female Salary in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC
± $5,584

In 2019, full-time male employees in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC
  1. American Indian
    $47,919 ± $27,893
  2. White
    $39,405 ± $4,386
  3. Two or More Races
    $38,398 ± $47,236

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC.

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Wage Distribution

0.419
2019 Wage GINI in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC
0.419
2018 Wage GINI in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC

In 2019, the income inequality in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was 0.419 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0387% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,229, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC, with respective values of $107,888 and $101,088.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC (28.1k out of 149k 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 Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    24,171 ± 1,047
  2. Hispanic
    4,509 ± 447
  3. Other
    1,542 ± 333

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

61.1k
2019 Value
3.24%
1 Year growth
± 3.24%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 59.2k employees to 61.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,086 people), Cashiers (2,035 people), and Registered nurses (2,019 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,086 people), Cashiers (2,035 people), and Registered nurses (2,019 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders (27.9 times higher than expected), Cutting workers (6.09 times), and Sewing machine operators (4.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Physicians ($234,384), Chief executives & legislators ($156,141), and Lodging managers ($146,390).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

61.1k
2019 Value
3.24%
1 Year growth
± 3.24%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 59.2k employees to 61.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC, are Construction (4,820 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,822 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,284 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, 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 Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Construction (4,820 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,822 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,284 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Knitting fabric mills, & apparel knitting mills (44 times higher than expected), Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (37.3 times), and Tobacco manufacturing (27.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($297,374), Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products ($106,310), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($88,449).

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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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Education

In 2019, universities in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC awarded 1,945 degrees. The student population of Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 2,432 male students and 3,642 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are White (1,603 and 82.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (191 and 9.85%), Black or African American (45 and 2.32%), and Unknown (42 and 2.17%).

The largest universities in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Wilkes Community College (1,199 and 61.6%) and Surry Community College (746 and 38.4%).

The most popular majors in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (376 and 19.3%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (149 and 7.66%), and Animal Husbandry & Production (121 and 6.22%).

The median tuition costs in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 123 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 96 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 87 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was Automobile Mechanics Technology with 123 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,199 degrees awarded
  2. 746 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wilkes Community College with 1,199 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,024
Degrees Awarded to Men
921
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,024 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC, which is 1.11 times more than the 921 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,603 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    191 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    45 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Wilkesboro High Country--Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was White students. These 1,603 degrees mean that there were 8.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 191 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC was $122,600 in 2018, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $123,000 to $122,600, a 0.325% decrease. The homeownership rate in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,600
2018 Median
± $3,524
$123,000
2017 Median
± $2,887

In 2018, the median property value in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC declined from to $122,600 from the previous year's value of $123,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, 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 Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$40,591
Median Household Income
± $1,241
62.1k
Number of Households
± 1,564

In 2018, the median household income of the 62.1k households in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC grew to $40,591 from the previous year's value of $38,318.

The following chart displays the households in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
2018 Homeownership
73.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.3% of the housing units in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.04%)

In 2018, 85% of workers in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (3.04%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.1% of the population of Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.41% 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 North Carolina see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
$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

11.9%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, NC declined by 17.5% from 14.4% to 11.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Surry, Wilkes & Alleghany Counties PUMA, 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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