Chowan County, NC

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2022 Population
13,835
0.283% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.7
1.67% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.9%
4.96% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$51,188
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$181,400
21.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chowan County, NC had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 48.7 and a median household income of $51,188. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chowan County, NC grew from 13,796 to 13,835, a 0.283% increase and its median household income grew from $46,288 to $51,188, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chowan County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.4%), Other (Hispanic) (2.73%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.47%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.614%).

None of the households in Chowan County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Chowan County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Chowan County, NC was $181,400, and the homeownership rate was 64.4%.

Most people in Chowan County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Chowan County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chowan County, NC is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.23% of Chowan County, NC residents were born outside of the country (308 people).

In 2022, there were 1.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.33k people) in Chowan County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 378 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Chowan County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chowan County, NC was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chowan County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.33k ± 50
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.62k ± 271
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    378 ± 147
3.69%
Hispanic Population
510 people

In 2022, there were 1.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.33k people) in Chowan County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 378 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.69% of the people in Chowan County, NC are hispanic (510 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Chowan County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
308 people
2.17%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
299 people

As of 2022, 2.23% of Chowan County, NC residents (308 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chowan County, NC was 2.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    475 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    246 ± 134
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    186 ± 114

Chowan County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chowan County, NC employs 5.92k people. The largest industries in Chowan County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,046 people), Retail Trade (607 people), and Manufacturing (600 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,806), Transportation & Warehousing ($57,806), and Construction ($51,393).

Occupations

5.92k
2022 Value
± 656
6%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chowan County, NC grew at a rate of 6%, from 5.59k employees to 5.92k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chowan County, NC, are Management Occupations (777 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (615 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (515 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chowan County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.92k
2022 Value
± 656
6%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chowan County, NC grew at a rate of 6%, from 5.59k employees to 5.92k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chowan County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,046 people), Retail Trade (607 people), and Manufacturing (600 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chowan County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Chowan County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,829
Median earning men ± $3,925
$27,248
Median earning women ± $4,996

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($207,553), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($92,212), and Manufacturing ($75,058).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,159), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,199), and Manufacturing ($37,041).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 155
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 66
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 63
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Chowan County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 57.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.604%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chowan County, NC was $181,400 in 2022, which is 0.643 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $149,800 to $181,400, a 21.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Chowan County, NC is 64.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chowan County, NC have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chowan County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$181,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$36,200
$4,000
Median Property Taxes
±$456

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chowan County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Chowan County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.4% of the housing units in Chowan County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9301.02
  2. Census Tract 9301.01

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

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Household Income

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$51,188
Median Household Income
± $7,137
6.22k
Number of Households
± 674

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.22k households in Chowan County, NC grew to $51,188 from the previous year's value of $46,288.

The following chart displays the households in Chowan 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chowan County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.46%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.02%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Chowan County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.46%) and those who worked at home (4.02%).

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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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chowan County, NC have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.69% of the workforce in Chowan County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chowan County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chowan County, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chowan County, NC (2.84k out of 13.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chowan County, NC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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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Health

93.4% of the population of Chowan County, NC has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 20.2% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chowan County, NC see 1162 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.599% decrease from the previous year (1169 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2763 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 863 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,162 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chowan County, NC

Primary care physicians in Chowan County, NC see an average of 1,162 patients per year. This represents a 0.599% decrease from the previous year (1,169 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 14.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.57%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
18.6%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
20.2%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chowan County, NC declined by 13.1% from 7.56% to 6.57%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.5% in Chowan County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.8% in Chowan County, NC.

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