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Sampson County, NC&

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0.25% decline
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3.53% growth
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0.48% growth
Median Property Value
0.34% growth


The economy of Sampson County, NC employs 26,962 people. The economy of Sampson County, NC is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Construction, which employ respectively 7.9; 1.48; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Sampson County, NC are Manufacturing (4,118), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,706), and Retail trade (3,230), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($39,358), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($35,417), and Finance & Insurance ($30,906).

Median household income in Sampson County, NC is $36,742. Males in Sampson County, NC have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,600. The income inequality of Sampson County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.409 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 Sampson County, NC. In Sampson County, NC 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 42 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,466. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Sampson County, NC is home to a population of 63,713 people, from which 91.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Sampson County, NC is composed of 33,172 White residents (52.1%), 16,076 Black residents (25.2%), 11,627 Hispanic residents (18.2%), 1,459 Two+ residents (2.29%), and 1,063 Native residents (1.67%). The most common foreign languages in Sampson County, NC are Spanish (8,993 speakers), French Creole (64 speakers), and Chinese (42 speakers), but compared to other places, Sampson County, NC has a relative high number of Thai (37 speakers), Spanish (8,993 speakers), and Hebrew (39 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Sampson County, NC awarded 372 degrees. The student population of Sampson County, NC is skewed towards females, with 144 male students and 228 female students. Most students in Sampson County, NC are White (189 and 50.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (92 and 24.7%), Black or African American (64 and 17.2%), and American Indian (20 and 5.38%). The largest universities in Sampson County, NC by number of graduates are Sampson Community College (372 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Sampson County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (45 and 12.1%), Registered Nursing (26 and 6.99%), and Medical Office Management (13 and 3.49%). The median tuition costs in Sampson County, 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sampson County, NC is $87,900, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $87,600 to $87,900, a 0.34% increase. The homeownership rate of Sampson County, NC is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Sampson County, NC have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sampson County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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