Ayden, NC

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Population

5,120

0.91% decline

Median Age

33.8


Median Household Income

$30,753

5.54% growth

Poverty Rate

30.3%


Number of Employees

1,679

10.1% decline

Median Property Value

$98,500

8.6% growth

About

In 2017, Ayden, NC had a population of 5.12k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $30,753. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ayden, NC declined from 5,167 to 5,120, a -0.91% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,139 to $30,753, a 5.54% increase.

The population of Ayden, NC is 47.8% White Alone, 46.1% Black or African American Alone, and 4.16% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Ayden, NC speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ayden, NC is $98,500, and the homeownership rate is 48.3%. Most people in Ayden, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ayden, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ayden, NC employs 1.68k people. The largest industries in Ayden, NC are Accommodation & Food Services (332 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (311 people), and Retail Trade (214 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($61,806), Manufacturing ($58,750), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,205).

Median household income in Ayden, NC is $30,753. Males in Ayden, 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 Ayden, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,753

2017 value

± $6,610

5.54%

1 Year Growth

± 25.3%

Households in Ayden, NC have a median annual income of $30,753, 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 $29,139 in 2016, which represents a 5.54% 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 Ayden, 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 Ayden, 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 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ayden, NC (1.52k out of 5.03k 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 35 - 44, 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. Black

    1,032 ± 256

  2. White

    304 ± 135

  3. Hispanic

    204 ± 134

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

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

1.68k

2017 Value

± 310

-10.1%

1 Year decline

± 28.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ayden, NC declined at a rate of -10.1%, from 1.87k employees to 1.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ayden, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (216 people), Sales & Related Occupations (216 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (202 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ayden, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ayden, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (216 people), Sales & Related Occupations (216 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (202 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ayden, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.44 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.72 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ayden, NC, by median earnings, are Protective Service Occupations ($62,917), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($62,917), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.68k

2017 Value

± 310

-10.1%

1 Year decline

± 28.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ayden, NC declined at a rate of -10.1%, from 1.87k employees to 1.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ayden, NC, are Accommodation & Food Services (332 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (311 people), and Retail Trade (214 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ayden, NC, though some of these residents may live in Ayden, 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 Ayden, NC, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (332 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (311 people), and Retail Trade (214 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ayden, NC has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.6 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ayden, NC, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($61,806), Manufacturing ($58,750), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,205).

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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

86.7% of the population of Ayden, NC has health coverage, with 32.1% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ayden, 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%).

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

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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

13.3%

Uninsured

32.1%

Employer Coverage

29.3%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ayden, NC declined by 36.4% from 20.9% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ayden, 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

Ayden, NC is home to a population of 5.12k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.01% of Ayden, NC residents were born outside of the country (103 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ayden, NC is composed of 2.45k White Alone residents (47.8%), 2.36k Black or African American Alone residents (46.1%), 213 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.16%), 63 Asian Alone residents (1.23%), 19 Two or More Races residents (0.371%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.313%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.5

25

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 57.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ayden, NC was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 25. But people in Ayden, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ayden, NC residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

103 people

1.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

62 people

As of 2017, 2.01% of Ayden, NC residents (103 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 Ayden, NC was 1.2%, 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

99%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Ayden, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ayden, NC was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.45k ± 353

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.36k ± 304

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    213 ± 245

In 2017, there were 1.04 times more White Alone residents (2.45k people) in Ayden, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.36k Black or African American Alone and 213 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    111 ± 65

  2. Korea

    59 ± 63

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    49 ± 39

Ayden, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ayden, NC was $98,500 in 2017, which is 0.429 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $90,700 to $98,500, a 8.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Ayden, NC is 48.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ayden, NC have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ayden, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,500

2017 Median

± $13,448

$90,700

2016 Median

± $8,620

In 2017, the median property value in Ayden, NC grew to to $98,500 from the previous year's value of $90,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ayden, 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 Ayden, 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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$30,753

Median Household Income

± $6,610

2.03k

Number of Households

± 310

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.03k households in Ayden, NC grew to $30,753 from the previous year's value of $29,139.

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

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Rent vs Own

48.3%

2017 Homeownership

46.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 48.3% of the housing units in Ayden, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.8%.

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

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ayden, NC have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Ayden, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    6.82%

  3. Walked

    4.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ayden, NC was Drove Alone (84.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.82%) and those who Walked (4.88%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ayden, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ayden, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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