Northampton County, NC

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2020 Population
19,672
1.37% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
49.9
0.605% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
20.1%
2.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$38,969
4.91% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$83,600
0.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Northampton County, NC had a population of 19.7k people with a median age of 49.9 and a median household income of $38,969. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Northampton County, NC declined from 19,946 to 19,672, a −1.37% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,146 to $38,969, a 4.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northampton County, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (55.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.89%), Other (Hispanic) (1.17%), and White (Hispanic) (0.666%).

None of the households in Northampton 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.

99% of the residents in Northampton County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Northampton County, NC was $83,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Northampton County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Northampton County, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Northampton County, NC is home to a population of 19.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.53% of Northampton County, NC residents were born outside of the country (300 people).

In 2020, there were 1.43 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Northampton County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.61k White (Non-Hispanic) and 569 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Northampton County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Northampton County, NC was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northampton County, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 261
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.61k ± 24
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    569 ± 260
2.37%
Hispanic Population
467 people

In 2020, there were 1.43 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Northampton County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.61k White (Non-Hispanic) and 569 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.37% of the people in Northampton County, NC are hispanic (467 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.53%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
300 people
1.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
300 people

As of 2020, 1.53% of Northampton County, NC residents (300 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northampton County, NC was 1.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    475 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    259 ± 140
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    76 ± 41

Northampton County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Northampton County, NC employs 7.32k people. The largest industries in Northampton County, NC are Manufacturing (1,188 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (983 people), and Retail Trade (902 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,083), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,875), and Information ($52,702).

Occupations

7.32k
2020 Value
± 627
−0.53%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Northampton County, NC declined at a rate of −0.53%, from 7.36k employees to 7.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northampton County, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (753 people), Management Occupations (735 people), and Material Moving Occupations (592 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northampton County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.32k
2020 Value
± 627
−0.53%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Northampton County, NC declined at a rate of −0.53%, from 7.36k employees to 7.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northampton County, NC, are Manufacturing (1,188 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (983 people), and Retail Trade (902 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$30,379
Median earning men ± $3,490
$25,865
Median earning women ± $2,740

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($96,528), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,083), and Information ($53,790).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($41,696), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,240), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($32,112).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 75
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 59
    Retail Trade
  3. 52
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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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. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

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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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

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. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Northampton County, NC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.297%).

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis 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 13 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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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis 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 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.733% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.14M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Northampton County, NC was $83,600 in 2020, which is 0.364 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $83,300 to $83,600, a 0.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Northampton County, NC is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Northampton County, NC have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northampton County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$83,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,759
$5,994
Median Property Taxes
±$516

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 Northampton County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2020
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.2% of the housing units in Northampton County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9204.02
  2. Census Tract 9204.01

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$38,969
Median Household Income
± $2,388
8.42k
Number of Households
± 652

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.42k households in Northampton County, NC grew to $38,969 from the previous year's value of $37,146.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Northampton County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.96%)

In 2020, 84.6% of workers in Northampton County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (2.96%).

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

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northampton County, NC have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.15% of the workforce in Northampton 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northampton County, NC (3.77k out of 18.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 6 - 11.

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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87.8% of the population of Northampton County, NC has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina 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 19676 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.936% decrease from the previous year (19862 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3897 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1771 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

19,676 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Northampton County, NC

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, NC see an average of 19,676 patients per year. This represents a 0.936% decrease from the previous year (19,862 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.7% under 18 years, 15.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.2%
Uninsured
37.4%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
19.1%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
2.19%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northampton County, NC declined by 11.3% from 13.7% to 12.2%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 100 in Northampton County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 39.8% in Northampton County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.5% in Northampton County, NC.

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