Hoke County, NC

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Population

52,571

1.38% growth

Median Age

31.9


Median Household Income

$45,713

7.05% growth

Poverty Rate

21.9%


Number of Employees

17,925

0.663% growth

Median Property Value

$137,700

2.68% growth

About

In 2017, Hoke County, NC had a population of 52.6k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $45,713. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hoke County, NC grew from 51,853 to 52,571, a 1.38% increase and its median household income grew from $42,704 to $45,713, a 7.05% increase.

The population of Hoke County, NC is 40.5% White Alone, 32.5% Black or African American Alone, and 12.8% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hoke County, NC speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hoke County, NC is $137,700, and the homeownership rate is 67%. Most people in Hoke County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hoke County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hoke County, NC employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Hoke County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,102 people), Manufacturing (2,512 people), and Retail Trade (2,306 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,944), Public Administration ($47,470), and Wholesale Trade ($46,674).

Median household income in Hoke County, NC is $45,713. Males in Hoke 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 Hoke County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,713

2017 value

± $2,023

7.05%

1 Year Growth

± 6.99%

Households in Hoke County, NC have a median annual income of $45,713, 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 $42,704 in 2016, which represents a 7.05% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hoke 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 9701.02

  2. Census Tract 9701.03

  3. Census Tract 9701.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hoke County, NC was Census Tract 9701.02 with a value of $57,710, followed by Census Tract 9701.03 and Census Tract 9701.01, with respective values of $56,090 and $49,834.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hoke County, NC (11.2k out of 51.1k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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

    3,862 ± 433

  2. White

    3,633 ± 425

  3. Hispanic

    2,684 ± 346

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

17.9k

2017 Value

± 951

0.663%

1 Year growth

± 7.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hoke County, NC grew at a rate of 0.663%, from 17.8k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hoke County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,116 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,853 people), and Production Occupations (1,762 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hoke County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hoke County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,116 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,853 people), and Production Occupations (1,762 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hoke County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.05 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.04 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hoke County, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,310), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($68,482), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,202).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.9k

2017 Value

± 951

0.663%

1 Year growth

± 7.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hoke County, NC grew at a rate of 0.663%, from 17.8k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hoke County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,102 people), Manufacturing (2,512 people), and Retail Trade (2,306 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hoke County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Hoke 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 Hoke County, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,102 people), Manufacturing (2,512 people), and Retail Trade (2,306 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hoke County, NC has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.05 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.03 times), and Manufacturing (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hoke County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,944), Public Administration ($47,470), and Wholesale Trade ($46,674).

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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

86.2% of the population of Hoke County, NC has health coverage, with 24.5% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 6.24% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 18.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hoke County, NC see 7524 patients per year on average, which represents a 27.1% decrease from the previous year (10322 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 13316 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 918 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

7,524 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hoke County, NC see an average of 7,524 patients per year. This represents a 27.1% decrease from the previous year (10,322 patients).

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

13.8%

Uninsured

24.5%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

6.24%

Medicare

16.9%

Non-Group

18.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hoke County, NC declined by 6.47% from 14.7% to 13.8%.

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

Hoke County, NC is home to a population of 52.6k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.34% of Hoke County, NC residents were born outside of the country (3.33k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hoke County, NC is composed of 21.3k White Alone residents (40.5%), 17.1k Black or African American Alone residents (32.5%), 6.75k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.8%), 4.16k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.9%), 2.29k Two or More Races residents (4.36%), 725 Asian Alone residents (1.38%), 203 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.386%), and 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0799%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hoke County, NC was 31.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Hoke County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hoke County, NC residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.33k people

6.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.17k people

As of 2017, 6.34% of Hoke County, NC residents (3.33k 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 Hoke County, NC was 6.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

95.9%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.9% of Hoke County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hoke County, NC was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.3k ± 112

  2. Black or African American Alone

    17.1k ± 384

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6.75k ± 884

In 2017, there were 1.25 times more White Alone residents (21.3k people) in Hoke County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.1k Black or African American Alone and 6.75k 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 Hoke 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 Hoke 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 Hoke County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hoke 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,722 ± 398

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,074 ± 210

  3. Vietnam

    807 ± 134

Hoke County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hoke County, NC was $137,700 in 2017, which is 0.633 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,100 to $137,700, a 2.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Hoke County, NC is 67%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hoke County, NC have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hoke 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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$45,713

Median Household Income

± $2,023

17.4k

Number of Households

± 867

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.4k households in Hoke County, NC grew to $45,713 from the previous year's value of $42,704.

The following chart displays the households in Hoke 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$137,700

2017 Median

± $5,512

$134,100

2016 Median

± $5,884

In 2017, the median property value in Hoke County, NC grew to to $137,700 from the previous year's value of $134,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hoke 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 Hoke County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hoke County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hoke County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67%

2017 Homeownership

65.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67% of the housing units in Hoke County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.2%.

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

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hoke County, NC have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Hoke County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hoke County, NC was Drove Alone (85.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.72%) and those who Worked At Home (2.81%).

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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