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Vance County, NC&

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0.72% decline
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1.75% decline
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0.12% decline
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1.23% decline


The economy of Vance County, NC employs 17,440 people. The economy of Vance County, NC is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 1.69; 1.55; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Vance County, NC are Manufacturing (3,052), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,034), and Retail trade (2,759), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,000), Finance & Insurance ($32,150), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($31,687).

Median household income in Vance County, NC is $32,733. Males in Vance County, NC have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,330. The income inequality of Vance County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.401 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Vance County, NC. In Vance 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 40 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,385. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Vance County, NC is home to a population of 44,508 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Vance County, NC is composed of 22,072 Black residents (49.6%), 18,149 White residents (40.8%), 3,179 Hispanic residents (7.14%), 742 Two+ residents (1.67%), and 213 Asian residents (0.48%). The most common foreign languages in Vance County, NC are Spanish (1,886 speakers), Chinese (87 speakers), and Arabic (56 speakers), but compared to other places, Vance County, NC has a relative high number of Thai (17 speakers), Persian (30 speakers), and Arabic (56 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Vance County, NC awarded 807 degrees. The student population of Vance County, NC is skewed towards females, with 292 male students and 515 female students. Most students in Vance County, NC are White (477 and 59.1%), followed by Black or African American (229 and 28.4%), Hispanic or Latino (37 and 4.58%), and Unknown (37 and 4.58%). The largest universities in Vance County, NC by number of graduates are Vance-Granville Community College (807 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Vance County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (187 and 23.2%), General Business Administration & Management (40 and 4.96%), and Registered Nursing (37 and 4.58%). The median tuition costs in Vance 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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The median property value in Vance County, NC is $96,700, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $97,900 to $96,700, a 1.23% increase. The homeownership rate of Vance County, NC is 59.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Vance County, NC have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Vance County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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