Martin County, NC

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2022 Population
21,992
0.995% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.7
0.864% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.5%
3.75% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$44,799
7.18% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$99,200
9.73% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,084
1.31% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Martin County, NC had a population of 22k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $44,799. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Martin County, NC declined from 22,213 to 21,992, a −0.995% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,798 to $44,799, a 7.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Martin County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%), and White (Hispanic) (1.08%).

None of the households in Martin 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.

99.3% of the residents in Martin County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Martin County, NC are Martin Community College (272 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Martin County, NC was $99,200, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%.

Most people in Martin County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Martin County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Martin County, NC is home to a population of 22k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.96% of Martin County, NC residents were born outside of the country (430 people).

In 2022, there were 1.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.3k people) in Martin County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 466 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Martin County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Martin County, NC was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Martin County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.3k ± 147
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.14k ± 150
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    466 ± 183
4.36%
Hispanic Population
959 people

In 2022, there were 1.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.3k people) in Martin County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 466 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.36% of the people in Martin County, NC are hispanic (959 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.96%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
430 people
2.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
454 people

As of 2022, 1.96% of Martin County, NC residents (430 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 Martin County, NC was 2.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    464 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    290 ± 194
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    269 ± 120

Martin County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Martin County, NC employs 9.08k people. The largest industries in Martin County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,730 people), Manufacturing (1,352 people), and Educational Services (946 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($60,043), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,323), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,211).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.08k
2022 Value
± 774
−1.31%
1 Year decline
± 11.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Martin County, NC declined at a rate of −1.31%, from 9.21k employees to 9.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Martin County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,083 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (875 people), and Management Occupations (694 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Martin County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.08k
2022 Value
± 774
−1.31%
1 Year decline
± 11.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Martin County, NC declined at a rate of −1.31%, from 9.21k employees to 9.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Martin County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,730 people), Manufacturing (1,352 people), and Educational Services (946 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,229
Median earning men ± $5,008
$30,894
Median earning women ± $3,266

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,667), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,303), and Public Administration ($55,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,744), Wholesale Trade ($43,576), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,919).

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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. 192
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 129
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 84
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Martin County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.47%).

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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Martin County, NC awarded 272 degrees. The student population of Martin County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 277 male students and 565 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Martin County, NC are White (170 and 62.5%), followed by Black or African American (95 and 34.9%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 1.47%), and Asian (1 and 0.368%).

The largest universities in Martin County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Martin Community College (272 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Martin County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (64 and 23.5%), Welding Technology (27 and 9.93%), and Medical Assistant (20 and 7.35%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 842 students enrolled in Martin County, NC, 32.9% men and 67.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 422 records, of which 64.9% were women and 35.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded
  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Martin County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 64 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
272 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Martin Community College with 272 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 121 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Martin County, NC, which is 0.801 times less than the 151 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 170 degrees mean that there were 1.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 95 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,824) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($91) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Martin County, NC was $99,200 in 2022, which is 0.352 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $90,400 to $99,200, a 9.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Martin County, NC is 66.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Martin County, NC have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Martin County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Martin County, NC is $44,799. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Martin County, NC was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $78,526, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $46,346 and $43,931.

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Martin County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.58%.

Property

$99,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,011
$6,212
Median Property Taxes
±$568

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

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.6% of the housing units in Martin County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9705
  2. Census Tract 9704
  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Martin County, NC was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $78,526, followed by Census Tract 9704 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $46,346 and $43,931.

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

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Household Income

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$44,799
Median Household Income
± $2,852
9.33k
Number of Households
± 709

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.33k households in Martin County, NC grew to $44,799 from the previous year's value of $41,798.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Martin 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 (79.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.51%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in Martin County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (6.51%).

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

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Martin County, NC have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Martin 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 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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Martin County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.58%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Martin County, NC (4.43k out of 21.6k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 65 - 74.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 32.3% of the children was living in poverty in Martin County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 432 in Martin County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 70.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.8% of the population of Martin County, NC has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Martin County, NC see 2493 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.97% increase from the previous year (2267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3168 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 964 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.7% were men and 55.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,493 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Martin County, NC

Primary care physicians in Martin County, NC see an average of 2,493 patients per year. This represents a 9.97% increase from the previous year (2,267 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 24% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.7% were men and 55.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.17%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
1.18%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Martin County, NC declined by 5.51% from 8.65% to 8.17%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 87.9 in Martin County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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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 37.7% in Martin County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13% in Martin County, NC.

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