Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC

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Population
110,682
1.13% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Median Age
39.6

Poverty Rate
16.4%

Median Household Income
$50,238
6.53% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$149,500
4.55% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
48,381
3.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC had a population of 111k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $50,238. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC grew from 109,449 to 110,682, a 1.13% increase and its median household income grew from $47,159 to $50,238, a 6.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.8%), White (Hispanic) (4.25%), Other (Hispanic) (2.9%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%). 10.1% of the people in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are Belmont Abbey College (313 degrees awarded in 2017) and Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia (158 degrees).

The median property value in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC is $149,500, and the homeownership rate is 59.2%. Most people in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for North Carolina. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (46.2%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.74%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for North Carolina
49.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC is home to a population of 111k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.13% of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (7.89k people).

In 2018, there were 3.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.5k people) in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are Spanish (7,049 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (404 speakers), and Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa (387 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    72.5k ± 1.15k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23k ± 894
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.7k ± 733
7.78%
Hispanic Population
8.62k people

In 2018, there were 3.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (72.5k people) in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.78% of the people in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are hispanic (8.62k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    7,049 speakers (6.78%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    404 speakers (0.389%)
  3. Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa
    387 speakers (0.372%)

10.1% of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was Spanish. 6.78% of the overall population of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.389% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.372% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.13%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
7.89k people
6.88%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
7.41k people

As of 2018, 7.13% of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC residents (7.89k 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 Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was 6.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,375 ± 1,183 people
  2. India
    594 ± 597 people
  3. Colombia
    425 ± 505 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 2,375 Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC residents, followed by India with 594 and Colombia with 425.

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Citizenship

96%
2018 Citizenship
96%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96% of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,448 ± 259
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,170 ± 252
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    863 ± 170

Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC is $50,238. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,229, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC, with respective values of $107,888 and $101,088.

Males in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,971. The income inequality in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC employs 48.4k people. The largest industries in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are Restaurants & Food Services (3,582 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,584 people), and Construction (2,467 people), and the highest paying industries are Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($162,970), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($159,408), and Management of companies & enterprises ($101,476).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,238
2018 value
± $1,329
6.53%
1 Year Growth
± 4.12%

Households in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $50,238, 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 $47,159 in 2017, which represents a 6.53% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$56,879
Average Male Salary in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC
± $9,462
$40,971
Average Female Salary in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC
± $6,117

In 2017, full-time male employees in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC
  1. Asian
    $56,122 ± $40,315
  2. Two or More Races
    $54,991 ± $56,786
  3. White
    $45,948 ± $6,514

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC.

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Wage Distribution

0.441
2017 Wage GINI in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC
0.447
2016 Wage GINI in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC

In 2017, the income inequality in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.31% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,229, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC, with respective values of $107,888 and $101,088.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, 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

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC (17.8k out of 109k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 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
    9,510 ± 658
  2. Black
    5,780 ± 557
  3. Hispanic
    2,473 ± 357

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, 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

48.4k
2017 Value
3.5%
1 Year growth
± 3.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 3.5%, from 46.7k employees to 48.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,453 people), Cooks (1,279 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,257 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,453 people), Cooks (1,279 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,257 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (81.1 times higher than expected), Photographic process workers & processing machine operators (5.65 times), and Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service (5.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($263,591), Personal financial advisors ($162,717), and Chief executives & legislators ($145,556).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

48.4k
2017 Value
3.5%
1 Year growth
± 3.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 3.5%, from 46.7k employees to 48.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,582 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,584 people), and Construction (2,467 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Gastonia & Belmont Cities 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 Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,582 people), Elementary & secondary schools (2,584 people), and Construction (2,467 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (74.2 times higher than expected), Fabric mills, except knitting mills (27.8 times), and Natural gas distribution (4.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($162,970), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($159,408), and Management of companies & enterprises ($101,476).

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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 in North Carolina
$632B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC awarded 471 degrees. The student population of Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 792 male students and 1,132 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are White (259 and 56.1%), followed by Black or African American (106 and 22.9%), Unknown (68 and 14.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (18 and 3.9%).

The largest universities in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Belmont Abbey College (313 and 66.5%) and Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia (158 and 33.5%).

The most popular majors in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are General Cosmetology (150 and 31.8%), General Business Administration & Management (88 and 18.7%), and General Education (40 and 8.49%).

The median tuition costs in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC are $18,500 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. 88 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 40 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 23 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 88 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 313 degrees awarded
  2. 158 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$18,500
Median Private

In 2017, the Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Belmont Abbey College with 313 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

126
Degrees Awarded to Men
345
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 126 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC, which is 0.365 times less than the 345 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    259 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    106 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    68 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gaston County (Southeast)--Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC were to White students. These 259 degrees mean that there were 2.44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 106 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was $149,500 in 2018, which is 0.651 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $143,000 to $149,500, a 4.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$149,500
2018 Median
± $3,232
$143,000
2017 Median
± $2,978

In 2018, the median property value in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC grew to to $149,500 from the previous year's value of $143,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gastonia & Belmont Cities 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 Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$50,238
Median Household Income
± $1,329
42k
Number of Households
± 1,257

In 2018, the median household income of the 42k households in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC grew to $50,238 from the previous year's value of $47,159.

The following chart displays the households in Gastonia & Belmont Cities 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.2%
2018 Homeownership
58.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.2% of the housing units in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.3%
  2. Carpooled
    9.41%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.55%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (84.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.41%) and those who Worked At Home (3.55%).

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 Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in North Carolina 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 in North Carolina

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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina 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%).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$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

10.5%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gastonia & Belmont Cities PUMA, NC N/A by N/A from N/A% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gastonia & Belmont Cities 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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