Moore County, NC

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2020 Population
99,263
2.02% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.1
0.451% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
10.5%
7.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,324
5.61% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$229,400
5.96% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
41,297
1.09% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Moore County, NC had a population of 99.3k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $63,324. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Moore County, NC grew from 97,294 to 99,263, a 2.02% increase and its median household income grew from $59,963 to $63,324, a 5.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Moore County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11%), White (Hispanic) (3.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.71%), and Other (Hispanic) (2%).

None of the households in Moore 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.

97.4% of the residents in Moore County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Moore County, NC are Sandhills Community College (1,009 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Moore County, NC was $229,400, and the homeownership rate was 76.8%.

Most people in Moore County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Moore County, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Moore County, NC is home to a population of 99.3k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.48% of Moore County, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.28k people).

In 2020, there were 6.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.2k people) in Moore County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.95k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2020 Citizenship
97.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.4% of Moore County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Moore County, NC was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Moore County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    76.2k ± 170
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 457
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.95k ± 601
6.9%
Hispanic Population
6.85k people

In 2020, there were 6.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.2k people) in Moore County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.95k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.9% of the people in Moore County, NC are hispanic (6.85k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    224,275 ± 11,501 people
  2. India
    74,765 ± 6,689 people
  3. Honduras
    37,815 ± 4,766 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 224,275 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 74,765 and Honduras with 37,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.48%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.28k people
4.5%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
4.24k people

As of 2018, 4.48% of Moore County, NC residents (4.28k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Moore County, NC was 4.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,805 ± 379
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,553 ± 374
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,270 ± 271

Moore County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Moore County, NC employs 41.3k people. The largest industries in Moore County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,635 people), Retail Trade (4,287 people), and Educational Services (3,875 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,486), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,417), and Finance & Insurance ($54,113).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,357. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

41.3k
2020 Value
± 1,759
1.09%
1 Year growth
± 5.77%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Moore County, NC grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 40.9k employees to 41.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Moore County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,229 people), Management Occupations (4,106 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,001 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Moore County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

41.3k
2020 Value
± 1,759
1.09%
1 Year growth
± 5.77%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Moore County, NC grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 40.9k employees to 41.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Moore County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,635 people), Retail Trade (4,287 people), and Educational Services (3,875 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Moore County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Moore 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

$42,759
Median earning men ± $2,134
$30,090
Median earning women ± $1,845

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,179), Public Administration ($65,839), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,527).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($55,907), Public Administration ($47,631), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,996).

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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. 1,052
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 554
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 539
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $997k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $231k
    Manufacturing
  3. $193k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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 Moore County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 63% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.891%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2020, universities in Moore County, NC awarded 1,009 degrees. The student population of Moore County, NC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,513 male students and 2,477 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Moore County, NC are White (661 and 66%), followed by Black or African American (123 and 12.3%), Hispanic or Latino (110 and 11%), and Unknown (36 and 3.59%).

The largest universities in Moore County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Sandhills Community College (1,009 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Moore County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (310 and 30.7%), Registered Nursing (63 and 6.24%), and General Business Administration & Management (58 and 5.75%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,990 students enrolled in Moore County, NC, 37.9% men and 62.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,122 records, of which 60.1% were women and 39.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 310 degree-majors awarded
  2. 63 degree-majors awarded
  3. 50 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Moore County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 310 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,009 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sandhills Community College with 1,009 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 467 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Moore County, NC, which is 0.862 times less than the 542 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 661 degrees mean that there were 5.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 123 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,598) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($166) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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 Moore County, NC was $229,400 in 2020, which is 0.998 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $216,500 to $229,400, a 5.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Moore County, NC is 76.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Moore County, NC have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Moore County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Moore County, NC is $63,324. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Moore County, NC was Census Tract 9506.01 with a value of $105,469, followed by Census Tract 9507.02 and Census Tract 9509, with respective values of $94,026 and $62,463.

In 2021, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Moore County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.0549%.

Property

$229,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,264
$31,179
Median Property Taxes
±$1,324

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 Moore County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.8%
Homeownership
2020
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76.8% of the housing units in Moore County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9506.01
  2. Census Tract 9507.02
  3. Census Tract 9509

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Moore County, NC was Census Tract 9506.01 with a value of $105,469, followed by Census Tract 9507.02 and Census Tract 9509, with respective values of $94,026 and $62,463.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Moore 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.
$63,324
Median Household Income
± $3,507
40.6k
Number of Households
± 1,604

In 2020, the median household income of the 40.6k households in Moore County, NC grew to $63,324 from the previous year's value of $59,963.

The following chart displays the households in Moore 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 Moore 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.65%)
  3. Carpooled (7.47%)

In 2020, 80.5% of workers in Moore County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.65%) and those who carpooled to work (7.47%).

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

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Moore County, NC have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.35% of the workforce in Moore 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 Moore County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Moore County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Moore County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.0549%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Moore County, NC (10.3k out of 97.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Moore County, NC is White, followed by Black 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 2021, 17.1% of the children was living in poverty in Moore County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 9.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 155 in Moore County, NC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 69.6 per 100,000 population.

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91.5% of the population of Moore County, NC has health coverage, with 33.2% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 19.3% on non-group plans, and 9.8% 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 Moore County, NC see 866 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.91% decrease from the previous year (892 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1681 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% 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

866 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Moore County, NC

Primary care physicians in Moore County, NC see an average of 866 patients per year. This represents a 2.91% decrease from the previous year (892 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Moore 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 23.4% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.5%
Uninsured
33.2%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
18.1%
Medicare
19.3%
Non-Group
9.8%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Moore County, NC declined by 5.03% from 8.95% to 8.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Moore 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 53.9 in Moore 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 26% in Moore County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.9% in Moore County, NC.

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