Bertie County, NC

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Population

19,913

2.02% decline

Median Age

45


Median Household Income

$31,287

0.508% growth

Poverty Rate

22%


Number of Employees

7,307

2.89% growth

Median Property Value

$78,900

1.25% decline

About

In 2017, Bertie County, NC had a population of 19.9k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $31,287. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bertie County, NC declined from 20,324 to 19,913, a -2.02% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,129 to $31,287, a 0.508% increase.

The population of Bertie County, NC is 61.6% Black or African American Alone, 34.3% White Alone, and 2.08% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bertie County, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bertie County, NC is $78,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.6%. Most people in Bertie County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Bertie County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bertie County, NC employs 7.31k people. The largest industries in Bertie County, NC are Manufacturing (1,639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,209 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (780 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,404), Public Administration ($34,462), and Construction ($31,786).

Median household income in Bertie County, NC is $31,287. Males in Bertie 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 Bertie County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,287

2017 value

± $1,747

0.508%

1 Year Growth

± 6.96%

Households in Bertie County, NC have a median annual income of $31,287, 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 $31,129 in 2016, which represents a 0.508% 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 Bertie 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 9601

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bertie County, NC was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $36,890, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $32,000 and $28,698.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bertie County, NC (4.1k out of 18.6k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 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

    3,345 ± 438

  2. White

    679 ± 169

  3. Hispanic

    68 ± 102

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bertie 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

7.31k

2017 Value

± 587

2.89%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bertie County, NC grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 7.1k employees to 7.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bertie County, NC, are Production Occupations (1,122 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (846 people), and Transportation Occupations (662 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bertie County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bertie County, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,122 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (846 people), and Transportation Occupations (662 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bertie County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.51 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.65 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bertie County, NC, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,327), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,303).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.31k

2017 Value

± 587

2.89%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bertie County, NC grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 7.1k employees to 7.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bertie County, NC, are Manufacturing (1,639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,209 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (780 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bertie County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Bertie 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 Bertie County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,209 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (780 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bertie County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.02 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.22 times), and Public Administration (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bertie County, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,404), Public Administration ($34,462), and Construction ($31,786).

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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

86.7% of the population of Bertie County, NC has health coverage, with 31.9% on employee plans, 25.2% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 0.632% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bertie County, NC see 4040 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.473% increase from the previous year (4021 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 9927 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2482 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

4,040 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bertie County, NC see an average of 4,040 patients per year. This represents a 0.473% increase from the previous year (4,021 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bertie 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

13.3%

Uninsured

31.9%

Employer Coverage

25.2%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

0.632%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bertie County, NC declined by 1.8% from 13.6% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bertie 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

Bertie County, NC is home to a population of 19.9k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.21% of Bertie County, NC residents were born outside of the country (240 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bertie County, NC is composed of 12.3k Black or African American Alone residents (61.6%), 6.83k White Alone residents (34.3%), 415 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.08%), 158 Two or More Races residents (0.793%), 113 Asian Alone residents (0.567%), 113 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.567%), 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0201%), and 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00502%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bertie County, NC was 45. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Bertie County, NC are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Bertie County, NC residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

240 people

1.63%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

332 people

As of 2017, 1.21% of Bertie County, NC residents (240 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 Bertie County, NC was 1.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Bertie County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bertie County, NC was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    12.3k ± 81

  2. White Alone

    6.83k ± 55

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    415 ± 165

In 2017, there were 1.8 times more Black or African American Alone residents (12.3k people) in Bertie County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.83k White Alone and 415 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 Bertie 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 Bertie 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 Bertie County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bertie 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

    384 ± 100

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    170 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    141 ± 75

Bertie County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bertie County, NC was $78,900 in 2017, which is 0.363 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $79,900 to $78,900, a 1.25% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bertie County, NC is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bertie County, NC have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bertie 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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$31,287

Median Household Income

± $1,747

7.99k

Number of Households

± 595

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.99k households in Bertie County, NC grew to $31,287 from the previous year's value of $31,129.

The following chart displays the households in Bertie 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

$78,900

2017 Median

± $4,127

$79,900

2016 Median

± $4,597

In 2017, the median property value in Bertie County, NC declined from to $78,900 from the previous year's value of $79,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bertie 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 Bertie County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bertie County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bertie County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.6% of the housing units in Bertie County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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

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Commute Time

24 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bertie County, NC have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.33% of the workforce in Bertie County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bertie County, NC was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.6%) and those who Worked At Home (3.08%).

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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