Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC

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Population

133,939

0.0336% decline

Median Age

43.5


Median Household Income

$40,165

3.14% growth

Poverty Rate

19.3%


Number of Employees

51,964

2.15% growth

Median Property Value

$113,400

2.9% growth

About

In 2017, Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 134k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $40,165. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC declined from 133,984 to 133,939, a -0.0336% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,944 to $40,165, a 3.14% increase.

The population of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is 84.1% White Alone, 5.93% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.22% Black or African American Alone. 7.59% of the people in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC are Western Piedmont Community College (408 degrees awarded in 2016) and McDowell Technical Community College (181 degrees).

The median property value in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is $113,400, and the homeownership rate is 71.4%. Most people in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC employs 52k people. The largest industries in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC are Restaurants & Food Services (4,725 people), Hospitals (3,660 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,997 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($130,186), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($119,389), and Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($92,686).

Median household income in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is $40,165. Males in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,137. The income inequality in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,165

2017 value

± $1,288

3.14%

1 Year Growth

± 4.19%

Households in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $40,165, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,944 in 2016, which represents a 3.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$43,482

Average Male Salary

± $7,175

$37,137

Average Female Salary

± $6,187

In 2017, full-time male employees in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC made 1.17 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $36,342 ± $4,587

  2. Asian

    $29,061 ± $18,376

  3. Black

    $22,649 ± $7,682

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.413

2017 Wage GINI

0.406

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was 0.413 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.67% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,029, followed by Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC and Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC, with respective values of $103,475 and $102,529.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC (25.2k out of 130k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    20,273 ± 983

  2. Hispanic

    2,719 ± 472

  3. Black

    1,775 ± 337

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

52k

2017 Value

2.15%

1 Year growth

± 2.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 50.9k employees to 52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC, are Registered nurses (1,705 people), Cashiers (1,636 people), and Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,605 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Registered nurses (1,705 people), Cashiers (1,636 people), and Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,605 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders (75.5 times higher than expected), Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders (64.6 times), and Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (63.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($230,423), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($110,971), and Chief executives & legislators ($104,691).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

52k

2017 Value

2.15%

1 Year growth

± 2.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 50.9k employees to 52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,725 people), Hospitals (3,660 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,997 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Burke & McDowell 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 Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,725 people), Hospitals (3,660 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,997 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (66.8 times higher than expected), Textile & fabric finishing & coating mills (37.3 times), and Fabric mills, except knitting mills (17.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($130,186), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($119,389), and Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($92,686).

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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

86% of the population of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 2.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, 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

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

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

14%

Uninsured

38.1%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

2.33%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Burke & McDowell 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. 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

Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 134k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is composed of 113k White Alone residents (84.1%), 7.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.93%), 6.99k Black or African American Alone residents (5.22%), 3.56k Asian Alone residents (2.66%), 1.79k Two or More Races residents (1.33%), 623 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.465%), 273 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.204%), and 94 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0702%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (6,365 speakers), Hmong (1,913 speakers), and Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (311 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

4.45%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.97k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was 4.45%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    1,652 ± 992 people

  2. Guatemala

    981 ± 766 people

  3. Laos

    797 ± 691 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,652 Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by Guatemala with 981 and Laos with 797.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    113k ± 270

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.94k ± 988

  3. Black or African American Alone

    6.99k ± 271

In 2017, there were 14.2 times more White Alone residents (113k people) in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.94k Hispanic or Latino and 6.99k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    6,365 speakers (4.99%)

  2. Hmong

    1,913 speakers (1.5%)

  3. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages

    311 speakers (0.244%)

7.59% of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 4.99% of the overall population of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 1.5% speak Hmong and 0.244% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,931 ± 326

  2. Korea

    938 ± 165

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    843 ± 179

Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC awarded 589 degrees. The student population of Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,115 male students and 1,794 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC are White (500 and 84.9%), followed by Asian (35 and 5.94%), Hispanic or Latino (27 and 4.58%), and Black or African American (18 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Western Piedmont Community College (408 and 69.3%) and McDowell Technical Community College (181 and 30.7%).

The most popular majors in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (155 and 26.3%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (46 and 7.81%), and Registered Nursing (39 and 6.62%).

The median tuition costs in Burke & McDowell 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. 152 degrees awarded

  2. 39 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 152 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 408 degrees awarded

  2. 181 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Piedmont Community College with 408 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

249

Degrees Awarded to Men

340

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 249 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.732 times less than the 340 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

    500 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC were to White students. These 500 degrees mean that there were 14.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was $113,400 in 2017, which is 0.521 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,200 to $113,400, a 2.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,165

Median Household Income

± $1,288

52.5k

Number of Households

± 1,454

In 2017, the median household income of the 52.5k households in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC grew to $40,165 from the previous year's value of $38,944.

The following chart displays the households in Burke & McDowell 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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Housing

Property Value

$113,400

2017 Median

± $2,822

$110,200

2016 Median

± $3,080

In 2017, the median property value in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC grew to to $113,400 from the previous year's value of $110,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.4%

2017 Homeownership

70.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.4% of the housing units in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, 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 Burke & McDowell 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 Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (83.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (11%) and those who Worked At Home (3.15%).

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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