Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
149,600
0.658% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.5
0.414% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
7.83% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,674
8.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$292,900
16.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
62,810
0.113% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 150k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $64,674. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC grew from 148,622 to 149,600, a 0.658% increase and its median household income grew from $59,544 to $64,674, a 8.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.9%), White (Hispanic) (3.83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.34%), Other (Hispanic) (2.53%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.2%).

8.54% of the households in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, 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.

96.7% of the residents in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC are Blue Ridge Community College (722 degrees awarded in 2022) and Brevard College (154 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was $292,900, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 150k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.85% of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (8.75k people).

In 2022, there were 21.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.73k White (Hispanic) and 5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (9,461 households), German (490 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (339 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
76,857
Women
51.7%
71,697
Men
48.3%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 148,554 inhabitants, with 48.3% men, and 51.7% women.

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Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    126k ± 362
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.73k ± 884
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5k ± 347
9%
Hispanic Population
13.5k people

In 2022, there were 21.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.73k White (Hispanic) and 5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9% of the people in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (13.5k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,676 ± 1,470 people
  2. Canada
    385 ± 481 people
  3. Germany
    382 ± 479 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 3,676 Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by Canada with 385 and Germany with 382.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.75k people
5.82%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.66k people

As of 2022, 5.85% of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC residents (8.75k 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 Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was 5.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,461 households (6.62%)
  2. German
    490 households (0.343%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    339 households (0.237%)

8.54% of the households in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 6.62% of the households in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,417 ± 481
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,428 ± 289
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,374 ± 326

Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC employs 62.8k people. The largest industries in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC are Restaurants & Food Services (5,324 people), Construction (5,066 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,349 people), and the highest paying industries are Electronics stores ($184,454), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($162,745), and Computer Systems Design ($137,772).

Males in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,636. The income inequality in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
29,906
Women
47.3%
33,289
Men
52.7%

The workforce of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC in 2020 was 63,195 people, with 47.3% woman, and 52.7% men.

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Occupations

62.8k
2022 Value
0.113%
1 Year growth
± 0.113%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.113%, from 62.7k employees to 62.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC, are Registered nurses (1,618 people), Other managers (1,561 people), and Waiters & waitresses (1,528 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

62.8k
2022 Value
0.113%
1 Year growth
± 0.113%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.113%, from 62.7k employees to 62.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,324 people), Construction (5,066 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,349 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, 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

$42,123
Median earning men ± $1,722
$31,445
Median earning women ± $1,666

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($78,289), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,852), and Public Administration ($55,865).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,393), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,484), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,485).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC awarded 876 degrees. The student population of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,555 male students and 1,998 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC are White (648 and 75.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (99 and 11.5%), Black or African American (47 and 5.46%), and Unknown (42 and 4.88%).

The largest universities in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Blue Ridge Community College (722 and 82.4%) and Brevard College (154 and 17.6%).

The most popular majors in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (166 and 18.9%), General Business Administration & Management (76 and 8.68%), and Accounting & Finance (58 and 6.62%).

The median tuition cost in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC for private four year colleges is $28,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 39.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,553 (43.8% men and 56.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,553 students enrolled in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC, 43.8% men and 56.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,528 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 31 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded
  3. 166 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was Registered Nursing with 31 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 722 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Ridge Community College with 722 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 395 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.821 times less than the 481 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 648 degrees mean that there were 6.55 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 99 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($28,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,850) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,682) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.02% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.665% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (32.2k), Some college (28.3k), and Bachelors Degree (24.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was $292,900 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $251,500 to $292,900, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC is $64,674. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

Property

$292,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,755
$47,759
Median Property Taxes
±$1,588

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2022
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.8% of the housing units in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

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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.
$64,674
Median Household Income
± $2,566
63.8k
Number of Households
± 1,970

In 2022, the median household income of the 63.8k households in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC grew to $64,674 from the previous year's value of $59,544.

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Wage Distribution

0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.09% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.57%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.48%)

In 2022, 79.2% of workers in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.57%) and those who worked at home (8.48%).

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, 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 Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC (17.4k out of 147k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

87.4% of the population of Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 20.7% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1485 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina
1,485 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,485 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,494 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
20.7%
Medicare
16.9%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson & Transylvania Counties PUMA, NC declined by 3.15% from 13% to 12.6%.

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