Northampton County, NC

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Population

20,426

0.979% decline

Median Age

48.6


Median Household Income

$33,508

6.23% growth

Poverty Rate

25.4%


Number of Employees

7,083

1.32% decline

Median Property Value

$81,900

1.11% growth

About

In 2017, Northampton County, NC had a population of 20.4k people with a median age of 48.6 and a median household income of $33,508. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northampton County, NC declined from 20,628 to 20,426, a -0.979% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,543 to $33,508, a 6.23% increase.

The population of Northampton County, NC is 56.9% Black or African American Alone, 38.6% White Alone, and 2.12% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Northampton County, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Northampton County, NC is $81,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Northampton County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Northampton County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Northampton County, NC employs 7.08k people. The largest industries in Northampton County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,134 people), Manufacturing (1,081 people), and Retail Trade (947 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,750), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,250), and Information ($50,066).

Median household income in Northampton County, NC is $33,508. Males in Northampton 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 Northampton County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,508

2017 value

± $2,581

6.23%

1 Year Growth

± 9.25%

Households in Northampton County, NC have a median annual income of $33,508, 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 $31,543 in 2016, which represents a 6.23% 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 Northampton 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.

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. Census Tract 9204.02

  2. Census Tract 9201

  3. Census Tract 9204.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northampton County, NC was Census Tract 9204.02 with a value of $51,500, followed by Census Tract 9201 and Census Tract 9204.01, with respective values of $39,363 and $31,941.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northampton County, NC (4.96k out of 19.5k 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 Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    3,690 ± 377

  2. White

    1,068 ± 191

  3. Hispanic

    148 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northampton County, 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

7.08k

2017 Value

± 558

-1.32%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northampton County, NC declined at a rate of -1.32%, from 7.18k employees to 7.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northampton County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (875 people), Management Occupations (677 people), and Production Occupations (640 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northampton County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northampton County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (875 people), Management Occupations (677 people), and Production Occupations (640 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Northampton County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.95 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.32 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northampton County, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,688), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.08k

2017 Value

± 558

-1.32%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northampton County, NC declined at a rate of -1.32%, from 7.18k employees to 7.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northampton County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,134 people), Manufacturing (1,081 people), and Retail Trade (947 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northampton County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Northampton 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 Northampton County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,134 people), Manufacturing (1,081 people), and Retail Trade (947 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Northampton County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.82 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.06 times), and Utilities (1.77 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northampton County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,750), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,250), and Information ($50,066).

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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

85.2% of the population of Northampton County, NC has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, NC see 10213 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.186% decrease from the previous year (10232 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4000 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2222 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

10,213 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, NC see an average of 10,213 patients per year. This represents a 0.186% decrease from the previous year (10,232 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Northampton County, NC in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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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

14.8%

Uninsured

32.4%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

17.7%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.29%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northampton County, NC declined by 4.07% from 15.4% to 14.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northampton 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Northampton County, NC is home to a population of 20.4k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.45% of Northampton County, NC residents were born outside of the country (297 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Northampton County, NC is composed of 11.6k Black or African American Alone residents (56.9%), 7.88k White Alone residents (38.6%), 433 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.12%), 331 Two or More Races residents (1.62%), 100 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.49%), 64 Asian Alone residents (0.313%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northampton County, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northampton County, NC was 48.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Northampton County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Northampton County, NC residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

297 people

1.37%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

282 people

As of 2017, 1.45% of Northampton County, NC residents (297 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 Northampton County, NC was 1.37%, 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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Northampton County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northampton County, NC was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    11.6k ± 189

  2. White Alone

    7.88k ± 22

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    433 ± 151

In 2017, there were 1.48 times more Black or African American Alone residents (11.6k people) in Northampton County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.88k White Alone and 433 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 Northampton County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Northampton County, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Northampton County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Northampton County, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    471 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    185 ± 92

  3. Korea

    160 ± 65

Northampton County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northampton County, NC was $81,900 in 2017, which is 0.376 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $81,000 to $81,900, a 1.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Northampton County, NC is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northampton County, NC have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northampton County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,508

Median Household Income

± $2,581

8.82k

Number of Households

± 625

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.82k households in Northampton County, NC grew to $33,508 from the previous year's value of $31,543.

The following chart displays the households in Northampton 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$81,900

2017 Median

± $5,189

$81,000

2016 Median

± $5,411

In 2017, the median property value in Northampton County, NC grew to to $81,900 from the previous year's value of $81,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northampton 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 Northampton County, 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 Northampton County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northampton County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

68.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Northampton County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northampton County, 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 Northampton County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northampton County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northampton County, NC have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.94% of the workforce in Northampton County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.74%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Northampton County, NC was Drove Alone (84.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.74%).

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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