Buies Creek, NC

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Population

2,289

1.82% growth

Poverty Rate

55.1%


Median Age

20.7


Median Household Income

$18,649

26.4% decline

Number of Employees

824

6.36% decline

Median Property Value

$168,000

8.45% decline

About

In 2017, Buies Creek, NC had a population of 2.29k people with a median age of 20.7 and a median household income of $18,649. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Buies Creek, NC grew from 2,248 to 2,289, a 1.82% increase and its median household income declined from $25,322 to $18,649, a -26.4% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Buies Creek, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%), White (Hispanic) (1.62%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.49%). N/A% of the people in Buies Creek, NC speak a non-English language, and 94.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Buies Creek, NC are Campbell University (1,688 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Buies Creek, NC is $168,000, and the homeownership rate is 18.4%. Most people in Buies Creek, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Buies Creek, NC is 3 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Buies Creek, NC employs 824 people. The largest industries in Buies Creek, NC are Educational Services (393 people), Retail Trade (130 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (73 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($70,521), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($12,000), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($11,141).

Median household income in Buies Creek, NC is $18,649. Males in Buies Creek, 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 Buies Creek, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$18,649

2017 value

± $10,343

-26.4%

1 Year Growth

± 86.6%

Households in Buies Creek, NC have a median annual income of $18,649, 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 $25,322 in 2016, which represents a -26.4% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time 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 Buies Creek, 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 Buies Creek, 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

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

55.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buies Creek, NC (516 out of 936 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    404 ± 178

  2. Black

    76 ± 80

  3. Asian

    36 ± 69

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buies Creek, NC is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

824

2017 Value

± 214

-6.36%

1 Year decline

± 39.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buies Creek, NC declined at a rate of -6.36%, from 880 employees to 824 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buies Creek, NC, are Personal Care & Service Occupations (142 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (127 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (121 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buies Creek, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Buies Creek, NC, by number of employees, are Personal Care & Service Occupations (142 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (127 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buies Creek, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (4.6 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (4.03 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Buies Creek, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,319), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($70,729), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($26,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

824

2017 Value

± 214

-6.36%

1 Year decline

± 39.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buies Creek, NC declined at a rate of -6.36%, from 880 employees to 824 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buies Creek, NC, are Educational Services (393 people), Retail Trade (130 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (73 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buies Creek, NC, though some of these residents may live in Buies Creek, 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 Buies Creek, NC, by number of employees, are Educational Services (393 people), Retail Trade (130 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (73 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buies Creek, NC has an unusually high number of Educational Services (5.15 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.38 times), and Public Administration (1.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Buies Creek, NC, by median earnings, are Health Care & Social Assistance ($70,521), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($12,000), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($11,141).

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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. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

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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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% 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. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.2% of the population of Buies Creek, NC has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 4.02% on Medicaid, 2.1% on Medicare, 27.3% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Buies Creek, NC see 3463 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.9% increase from the previous year (3333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2469 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1235 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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3,463 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harnett County, NC see an average of 3,463 patients per year. This represents a 3.9% increase from the previous year (3,333 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harnett County, NC 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%).

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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

5.77%

Uninsured

59.5%

Employer Coverage

4.02%

Medicaid

2.1%

Medicare

27.3%

Non-Group

1.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buies Creek, NC declined by 3.97% from 6.01% to 5.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Buies Creek, 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%.

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Diversity

Buies Creek, NC is home to a population of 2.29k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.34% of Buies Creek, NC residents were born outside of the country (168 people).

In 2017, there were 8.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.89k people) in Buies Creek, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 222 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 83 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

22

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Buies Creek, NC was 20.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 22. But people in Buies Creek, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Buies Creek, NC residents was 21.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

168 people

7.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

162 people

As of 2017, 7.34% of Buies Creek, NC residents (168 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 Buies Creek, NC was 7.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

94.4%

2017 Citizenship

94.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.4% of Buies Creek, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Buies Creek, NC was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Buies Creek, NC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    1.89k ± 309

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    222 ± 93

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    83 ± 57

In 2017, there were 8.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.89k people) in Buies Creek, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 222 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 83 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Buies Creek, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Korea

    11 ± 20

  2. World War II

    11 ± 16

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    0 ± 21

Buies Creek, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Buies Creek, NC awarded 1,688 degrees. The student population of Buies Creek, NC is skewed towards women, with 3,058 male students and 3,546 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Buies Creek, NC are White (1,103 and 67.2%), followed by Black or African American (221 and 13.5%), Hispanic or Latino (113 and 6.89%), and Unknown (100 and 6.09%).

The largest universities in Buies Creek, NC by number of degrees awarded are Campbell University (1,688 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Buies Creek, NC are General Business Administration & Management (189 and 11.2%), Osteopathic Medicine (150 and 8.89%), and Law (141 and 8.35%).

The median tuition costs in Buies Creek, NC are $29,900 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. 82 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Buies Creek, NC was Other Science Technologies with 82 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Buies Creek, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,688 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$29,900

Median Private

In 2017, the Buies Creek, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Campbell University with 1,688 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

780

Degrees Awarded to Men

908

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 780 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Buies Creek, NC, which is 0.859 times less than the 908 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,103 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    221 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    113 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Buies Creek, NC were to White students. These 1,103 degrees mean that there were 4.99 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 221 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buies Creek, NC was $168,000 in 2017, which is 0.731 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $183,500 to $168,000, a 8.45% decrease. The homeownership rate in Buies Creek, NC is 18.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Buies Creek, NC have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Buies Creek, NC is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$168,000

2017 Median

± $29,726

$183,500

2016 Median

± $11,541

In 2017, the median property value in Buies Creek, NC declined from to $168,000 from the previous year's value of $183,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Buies Creek, 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 Buies Creek, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $175k - $200k range.

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Household Income

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$18,649

Median Household Income

± $10,343

472

Number of Households

± 137

In 2017, the median household income of the 472 households in Buies Creek, NC declined from $18,649 from the previous year's value of $25,322.

The following chart displays the households in Buies Creek, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Buies Creek, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buies Creek, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

18.4%

2017 Homeownership

17.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 18.4% of the housing units in Buies Creek, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 17.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Buies Creek, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buies Creek, NC have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.44% of the workforce in Buies Creek, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    57.4%

  2. Walked

    22.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    11.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Buies Creek, NC was Drove Alone (57.4%), followed by those who Walked (22.9%) and those who Worked At Home (11.9%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

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

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