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1.04% growth
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5.76% growth
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1.97% growth
Median Property Value
3.31% growth


The economy of North Carolina employs 4.49M people. The economy of North Carolina is specialized in Knitting fabric mills, & apparel knitting mills ; Tobacco manufacturing; and Fiber, yarn, & thread mills, which employ respectively 13.48; 13.01; and 11.59 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in North Carolina are Restaurants & Food Services (302,700), Construction (253,374), and Elementary & secondary schools (244,281), and the highest paying industries are Support activities for mining ($115,441), Software publishing ($111,104), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($105,063).

Median household income in North Carolina is $50,584. Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,744. The income inequality of North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for North Carolina. In North Carolina the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 71 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,069. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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North Carolina is home to a population of 10.1M people, from which 95.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of North Carolina is composed of 6.44M White residents (63.5%), 2.14M Black residents (21.1%), 931,110 Hispanic residents (9.2%), 273,281 Asian residents (2.69%), and 226,072 Two+ residents (2.23%). The most common foreign languages in North Carolina are Spanish (685,469 speakers), Chinese (33,051 speakers), and Other Asian (27,815 speakers), but compared to other places, North Carolina has a relative high number of Hmong (9,156 speakers), Laotian (4,769 speakers), and Gujarati (11,096 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in North Carolina awarded 142,854 degrees. The student population of North Carolina is skewed towards females, with 59,851 male students and 83,003 female students. Most students in North Carolina are White (88,541 and 62%), followed by Black or African American (28,238 and 19.8%), Hispanic or Latino (7,307 and 5.12%), and Unknown (5,340 and 3.74%). The largest universities in North Carolina by number of graduates are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (9,269 and 6.49%), North Carolina State University at Raleigh (8,657 and 6.06%), and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (6,434 and 4.5%). The most popular majors in North Carolina are General Business Administration & Management (4,648 and 3.25%), General Psychology (3,564 and 2.49%), and Registered Nursing (2,940 and 2.06%). The median tuition costs in North Carolina are $29,420 for private four year colleges, and $4,335 and $18,675 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Carolina is $165,400, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $160,100 to $165,400, a 3.31% increase. The homeownership rate of North Carolina is 64.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in North Carolina have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in North Carolina is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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