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General Demographics

Total Population, 2022
100,8741
Population Change, April 2020 - July 2022
1561
Projected 2050 Population
102,6392
Under 18 Years Old
21,7041
Age 18-64 Years
58,0431
Age 65+ Years
21,1271
Median Age
38.53

Race / Ethnicity 3

White
64.76%3
Black/African American
20.80%3
Native American
0.27%3
Asian/Pacific Islander
2.80%3
Hispanic/Latino
7.77%3
Multi-Racial
3.11%3
Other Single Race
0.49%3
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Financial Stability

Residents Below Federal Poverty Level, 2022
13.9%4
Median Household Income, 2022
$63,0764
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Housing

Cost-Burdened Households (Spend 30% of Household Income on Housing)
28.5%5
Typical Home Value (July, 2023)
$248,9236
Median Gross Rent, 2 Bedroom Unit
$9465
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Education

4-Year County High School Graduation Rate
80.8%7
Postsecondary Enrollment
53%8
Postsecondary Attainment (25-44 Year Olds With a Postsecondary Degree/Credential)
45.1%8
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Employment

2024 County Economic Distress Tier
29
Total Workforce Employed, 2022
40,58510
Total Workforce Unemployed, 2022
1,55210
Average Weekly Wage, 2022
$98711
Residents Working in Home County
80.9%12
Labor Force Participation Rate
58.5%12
Unemployment Rate (Annual Average), 2022
3.7%13
Annual Living Wage - 1 Adult, 1 Child Household (Pre-Tax)
$73,96214
Avgerage Employment Change, 2012-22
1706 (4% Growth)11
Gross Domestic Product, 2022
$5,985,48215
Top Industry By Employment, 2021
Health Care and Social Assistance (7,012 Employees)16
Top Employer in County, 2022
Defense Ex Army Navy & Air Force (1000+ Employees)11
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Health

Residents Uninsured
9.2%17
County Health Outcomes Rank
4318
Food Insecurity Rate, 2021
12.0%19
Primary Care Physicians Per 10K Residents, 2022
7.2520
Overdose Deaths Per 100 Thousand Residents, 2021
62.721
Life Expectancy
75.718
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Broadband

Households Without Computing Device (Laptop, Smartphone, etc.)
8.4%22
Broadband Availability Index Score, 2021
63.523
Households without an Internet Subscription
17.5%22
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Infrastructure

Designation of Water/Wastewater System as Distressed
Yes (Dover, Vanceboro)24

**Distressed is defined as a “public water system or wastewater system operated by a local government unit exhibiting signs of failure to identify or address those financial or operating needs necessary to enable that system to become or to remain a local government unit generating sufficient revenues to adequately fund management and operations, personnel, appropriate levels of maintenance, and reinvestment that facilitate the provision of reliable water or wastewater services” per Session Law 2020-79.**

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Small Business: Statewide Data

Small businesses make up 99.6% of all NC Businesses.25

44.5% of all North Carolinians are small business employees.25

Business Ownership

Business Ownership - Women
44.8%25
Business Ownership - Veterans
8.0%25
Business Ownership - People of Color
20.8%25

Business Creation

2020
126,60026
2021
178,30026
2022
171,40026

Business Revenue

2019
$125,700,00026
2020
$141,400,00026
2021
$159,200,00026

Employment Data

Small Business Employment Change, March 2020 - March 2021
Net decrease of 11,762 jobs25
Small Business Establishment Change, March 2020 - March 2021
Net increase of 14,936 businesses25

Agriculture

Farms
45,00027
Acres of Farmland
8,300,00027
Average Acreage of NC Farms
18427

Major Sectors

Major Business Sectors
Aerospace and Defense; Automotive, Truck & Heavy Machinery; Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals; Business and Financial Services; Corporate Headquarters; Energy; Food Processing and Manufacturing; Furniture; Information Technology; Plastics and Chemicals; Textiles; Tourism28
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