Martin County, NC

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Population

23,227

1.2% decline

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$35,969

2.89% growth

Poverty Rate

19.2%


Number of Employees

9,311

1.55% growth

Median Property Value

$83,100

1.07% decline

About

In 2017, Martin County, NC had a population of 23.2k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $35,969. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Martin County, NC declined from 23,510 to 23,227, a -1.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,957 to $35,969, a 2.89% increase.

The population of Martin County, NC is 52.1% White Alone, 41.8% Black or African American Alone, and 3.72% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Martin County, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Martin County, NC are Martin Community College (161 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Martin County, NC is $83,100, and the homeownership rate is 68.9%. Most people in Martin County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Martin County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Martin County, NC employs 9.31k people. The largest industries in Martin County, NC are Retail Trade (1,554 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,529 people), and Manufacturing (1,366 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,583), Utilities ($42,333), and Information ($38,026).

Median household income in Martin County, NC is $35,969. Males in Martin 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 Martin County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,969

2017 value

± $3,249

2.89%

1 Year Growth

± 10.9%

Households in Martin County, NC have a median annual income of $35,969, 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 $34,957 in 2016, which represents a 2.89% 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 Martin 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

  2. Census Tract 9705

  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Martin County, NC was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $45,977, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $38,405 and $36,835.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Martin 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

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Martin County, NC (4.43k out of 23.1k 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 45 - 54 and then Males 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

    2,164 ± 304

  2. White

    2,150 ± 344

  3. Hispanic

    295 ± 170

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

9.31k

2017 Value

± 654

1.55%

1 Year growth

± 9.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Martin County, NC grew at a rate of 1.55%, from 9.17k employees to 9.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Martin County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,183 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,027 people), and Production Occupations (843 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Martin County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Martin County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,183 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,027 people), and Production Occupations (843 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Martin County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.08 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.83 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Martin County, NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,977), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($55,571), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($50,734).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.31k

2017 Value

± 654

1.55%

1 Year growth

± 9.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Martin County, NC grew at a rate of 1.55%, from 9.17k employees to 9.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Martin County, NC, are Retail Trade (1,554 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,529 people), and Manufacturing (1,366 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Martin County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Martin 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 Martin County, NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,554 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,529 people), and Manufacturing (1,366 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Martin County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.84 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.46 times), and Manufacturing (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Martin County, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,583), Utilities ($42,333), and Information ($38,026).

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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

88.4% of the population of Martin County, NC has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Martin County, NC see 2336 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.3% decrease from the previous year (2932 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3310 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1220 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

2,336 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Martin County, NC see an average of 2,336 patients per year. This represents a 20.3% decrease from the previous year (2,932 patients).

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

11.6%

Uninsured

34.5%

Employer Coverage

20.2%

Medicaid

16.9%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

1.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Martin County, NC declined by 21.9% from 14.9% to 11.6%.

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

Martin County, NC is home to a population of 23.2k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.2% of Martin County, NC residents were born outside of the country (512 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Martin County, NC is composed of 12.1k White Alone residents (52.1%), 9.71k Black or African American Alone residents (41.8%), 865 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.72%), 278 Asian Alone residents (1.2%), 188 Two or More Races residents (0.809%), 82 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.353%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Martin County, NC was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Martin County, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Martin County, NC residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

512 people

1.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

318 people

As of 2017, 2.2% of Martin County, NC residents (512 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 Martin County, NC was 1.35%, 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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Martin County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Martin County, NC was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.1k ± 17

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.71k ± 305

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    865 ± 236

In 2017, there were 1.25 times more White Alone residents (12.1k people) in Martin County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.71k Black or African American Alone and 865 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 Martin 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 Martin 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 Martin County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Martin 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

    428 ± 101

  2. Korea

    163 ± 72

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    124 ± 82

Martin County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Martin County, NC awarded 161 degrees. The student population of Martin County, NC is skewed towards women, with 303 male students and 543 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Martin County, NC are Unknown (59 and 36.6%), followed by Black or African American (48 and 29.8%), White (47 and 29.2%), and Asian (5 and 3.11%).

The largest universities in Martin County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Martin Community College (161 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Martin County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (23 and 14.3%), Physical Therapy Technician (20 and 12.4%), and Electrician (18 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in Martin 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 20 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Martin County, NC was Physical Therapy Technician with 20 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Martin County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

161 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Martin County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Martin Community College with 161 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

63

Degrees Awarded to Men

98

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 63 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Martin County, NC, which is 0.643 times less than the 98 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    48 degrees awarded

  3. White

    47 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Martin County, NC were to Unknown students. These 59 degrees mean that there were 1.23 times more Unknown students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 48 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Martin County, NC was $83,100 in 2017, which is 0.382 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,000 to $83,100, a 1.07% decrease. The homeownership rate in Martin County, NC is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Martin County, NC have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Martin 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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$35,969

Median Household Income

± $3,249

9.62k

Number of Households

± 652

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.62k households in Martin County, NC grew to $35,969 from the previous year's value of $34,957.

The following chart displays the households in Martin 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

$83,100

2017 Median

± $4,341

$84,000

2016 Median

± $4,302

In 2017, the median property value in Martin County, NC declined from to $83,100 from the previous year's value of $84,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Martin 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 Martin 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 Martin County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Martin County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.9%

2017 Homeownership

69.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.9% of the housing units in Martin County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

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

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Martin County, NC have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Martin County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.25%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Martin County, NC was Drove Alone (86.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.25%) and those who Worked At Home (2.36%).

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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