Cabarrus County, NC

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Population

196,716

2.3% growth

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$60,716

2.96% growth

Number of Employees

95,894

4.08% growth

Median Property Value

$180,300

5.44% growth

About

In 2017, Cabarrus County, NC had a population of 197k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $60,716. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cabarrus County, NC grew from 192,296 to 196,716, a 2.3% increase and its median household income grew from $58,970 to $60,716, a 2.96% increase.

The population of Cabarrus County, NC is 68% White Alone, 16.7% Black or African American Alone, and 10% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Cabarrus County, NC speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cabarrus County, NC are Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (138 degrees awarded in 2017) and Empire Beauty School-Concord (43 degrees).

The median property value in Cabarrus County, NC is $180,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.8%. Most people in Cabarrus County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Cabarrus County, NC is 2 cars per household.

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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 Cabarrus County, NC employs 95.9k people. The largest industries in Cabarrus County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,495 people), Retail Trade (11,892 people), and Manufacturing (9,007 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,672), Utilities ($75,747), and Finance & Insurance ($67,226).

Median household income in Cabarrus County, NC is $60,716. Males in Cabarrus County, 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 Cabarrus County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,716

2017 value

± $1,429

2.96%

1 Year Growth

± 3.75%

Households in Cabarrus County, NC have a median annual income of $60,716, 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 $58,970 in 2016, which represents a 2.96% 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 Cabarrus County, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 413.03

  2. Census Tract 425.04

  3. Census Tract 426.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cabarrus County, NC was Census Tract 413.03 with a value of $120,156, followed by Census Tract 425.04 and Census Tract 426.01, with respective values of $106,667 and $100,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cabarrus County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cabarrus County, NC (22.5k out of 195k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 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

    13,622 ± 922

  2. Black

    5,525 ± 607

  3. Hispanic

    5,040 ± 573

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cabarrus County, NC is White, followed by Black 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

95.9k

2017 Value

± 2,347

4.08%

1 Year growth

± 3.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cabarrus County, NC grew at a rate of 4.08%, from 92.1k employees to 95.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cabarrus County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,012 people), Management Occupations (11,161 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,614 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cabarrus County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cabarrus County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,012 people), Management Occupations (11,161 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,614 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cabarrus County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.38 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.35 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cabarrus County, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,807), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,784), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,321).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

95.9k

2017 Value

± 2,347

4.08%

1 Year growth

± 3.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cabarrus County, NC grew at a rate of 4.08%, from 92.1k employees to 95.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cabarrus County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,495 people), Retail Trade (11,892 people), and Manufacturing (9,007 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cabarrus County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Cabarrus County, 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 Cabarrus County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,495 people), Retail Trade (11,892 people), and Manufacturing (9,007 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cabarrus County, NC has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.33 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.71 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cabarrus County, NC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,672), Utilities ($75,747), and Finance & Insurance ($67,226).

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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

91.1% of the population of Cabarrus County, NC has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 9.42% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cabarrus County, NC see 1099 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.453% decrease from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2344 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 410 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

1,099 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cabarrus County, NC see an average of 1,099 patients per year. This represents a 0.453% decrease from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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

8.93%

Uninsured

54.1%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

9.42%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.61%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cabarrus County, NC declined by 14.9% from 10.5% to 8.93%.

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

Cabarrus County, NC is home to a population of 197k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.03% of Cabarrus County, NC residents were born outside of the country (15.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cabarrus County, NC is composed of 134k White Alone residents (68%), 32.8k Black or African American Alone residents (16.7%), 19.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (10%), 5.96k Asian Alone residents (3.03%), 3.5k Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 573 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.291%), 311 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.158%), and 113 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0574%).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cabarrus County, NC was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Cabarrus County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cabarrus County, NC residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.8k people

7.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.9k people

As of 2017, 8.03% of Cabarrus County, NC residents (15.8k 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 Cabarrus County, NC was 7.73%, 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

95%

2017 Citizenship

95%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Cabarrus County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cabarrus County, NC was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    134k ± 147

  2. Black or African American Alone

    32.8k ± 534

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    19.7k ± 1.4k

In 2017, there were 4.08 times more White Alone residents (134k people) in Cabarrus County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k Black or African American Alone and 19.7k 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 Cabarrus County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,719 ± 373

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,443 ± 412

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,028 ± 328

Cabarrus County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Cabarrus County, NC awarded 181 degrees. The student population of Cabarrus County, NC is skewed towards women, with 43 male students and 529 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cabarrus County, NC are White (130 and 71.8%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 21.5%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 3.31%), and Asian (3 and 1.66%).

The largest universities in Cabarrus County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (138 and 76.2%) and Empire Beauty School-Concord (43 and 23.8%).

The most popular majors in Cabarrus County, NC are Registered Nursing (72 and 39.8%), General Cosmetology (36 and 19.9%), and Occupational Therapist Assistant (28 and 15.5%).

The median tuition costs in Cabarrus County, NC are $12,306 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. 5 degrees awarded

  2. 53 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cabarrus County, NC was Surgical Technologist with 5 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cabarrus County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 138 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$12,306

Median Private

In 2017, the Cabarrus County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cabarrus College of Health Sciences with 138 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

17

Degrees Awarded to Men

164

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 17 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cabarrus County, NC, which is 0.104 times less than the 164 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Cabarrus County, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    130 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    39 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cabarrus County, NC were to White students. These 130 degrees mean that there were 3.33 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cabarrus County, NC was $180,300 in 2017, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,000 to $180,300, a 5.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Cabarrus County, NC is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cabarrus County, NC have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cabarrus County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$180,300

2017 Median

± $4,446

$171,000

2016 Median

± $3,196

In 2017, the median property value in Cabarrus County, NC grew to to $180,300 from the previous year's value of $171,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cabarrus County, 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 Cabarrus County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$60,716

Median Household Income

± $1,429

70.6k

Number of Households

± 1,822

In 2017, the median household income of the 70.6k households in Cabarrus County, NC grew to $60,716 from the previous year's value of $58,970.

The following chart displays the households in Cabarrus County, 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 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.8%

2017 Homeownership

71.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.8% of the housing units in Cabarrus County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cabarrus County, NC have a longer commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Cabarrus County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.86%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cabarrus County, NC was Drove Alone (83.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.86%) and those who Worked At Home (4.73%).

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

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