Buies Creek, NC

Census Place

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2022 Population
3,589
1.9% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
21.4
2.39% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
44.1%
3.97% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$42,208
7.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$312,200
8.33% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,545
12.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Buies Creek, NC had a population of 3.59k people with a median age of 21.4 and a median household income of $42,208. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Buies Creek, NC grew from 3,522 to 3,589, a 1.9% increase and its median household income grew from $39,336 to $42,208, a 7.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Buies Creek, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.77%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), White (Hispanic) (3.43%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.98%).

None of the households in Buies Creek, 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.

98.9% of the residents in Buies Creek, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Buies Creek, NC are Campbell University (1,668 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Buies Creek, NC was $312,200, and the homeownership rate was 33.5%.

Most people in Buies Creek, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Buies Creek, NC was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Buies Creek, NC is home to a population of 3.59k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.01% of Buies Creek, NC residents were born outside of the country (72 people).

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.91k people) in Buies Creek, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 279 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 130 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Buies Creek, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Buies Creek, NC was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Buies Creek, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.91k ± 456
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    279 ± 165
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    130 ± 80
5.32%
Hispanic Population
191 people

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.91k people) in Buies Creek, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 279 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 130 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.32% of the people in Buies Creek, NC are hispanic (191 people).

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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

2.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
72 people
4.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
145 people

As of 2022, 2.01% of Buies Creek, NC residents (72 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 Buies Creek, NC was 4.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    33 ± 38
  2. World War II
    25 ± 40
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    20 ± 30

Buies Creek, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Buies Creek, NC employs 1.55k people. The largest industries in Buies Creek, NC are Educational Services (375 people), Accommodation & Food Services (333 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (190 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($150,208), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($140,263), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($140,263).

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

1.55k
2022 Value
± 307
12.7%
1 Year growth
± 25.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Buies Creek, NC grew at a rate of 12.7%, from 1.37k employees to 1.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buies Creek, NC, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (216 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (183 people), and Management Occupations (143 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buies Creek, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.55k
2022 Value
± 307
12.7%
1 Year growth
± 25.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Buies Creek, NC grew at a rate of 12.7%, from 1.37k employees to 1.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buies Creek, NC, are Educational Services (375 people), Accommodation & Food Services (333 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (190 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buies Creek, NC, though some of these residents may live in Buies Creek, 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

$17,000
Median earning men ± $19,958
$14,315
Median earning women ± $17,207

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($150,208), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($140,954), and Public Administration ($53,295).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($42,361), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($26,250).

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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.

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 Buies Creek, NC awarded 1,668 degrees. The student population of Buies Creek, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,328 male students and 2,944 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Buies Creek, NC are White (1,100 and 66.9%), followed by Black or African American (205 and 12.5%), Hispanic or Latino (133 and 8.09%), and Unknown (76 and 4.62%).

The largest universities in Buies Creek, NC by number of degrees awarded are Campbell University (1,668 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Buies Creek, NC are General Business Administration & Management (165 and 9.89%), Law (155 and 9.29%), and Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (148 and 8.87%).

The median tuition cost in Buies Creek, NC for private four year colleges is $36,650.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Buies Creek, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,272 (44.2% men and 55.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,272 students enrolled in Buies Creek, NC, 44.2% men and 55.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,290 records, of which 56.2% were women and 43.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 84 degrees awarded
  2. 73 degrees awarded
  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Buies Creek, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 84 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,668 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Campbell University with 1,668 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 739 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Buies Creek, NC, which is 0.795 times less than the 929 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 1,100 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 205 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 ($36,650) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,580) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) 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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buies Creek, NC was $312,200 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $288,200 to $312,200, a 8.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Buies Creek, NC is 33.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Buies Creek, NC have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Buies Creek, NC is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$312,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$89,206
$331
Median Property Taxes
±$121

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

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Rent vs Own

33.5%
Homeownership
2022
54.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 33.5% of the housing units in Buies Creek, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 33.8%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Buies Creek, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$42,208
Median Household Income
± $22,203
987
Number of Households
± 211

In 2022, the median household income of the 987 households in Buies Creek, NC grew to $42,208 from the previous year's value of $39,336.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Buies Creek, 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 (68.8%)
  2. Walked (19.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.37%)

In 2022, 68.8% of workers in Buies Creek, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (19.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.37%).

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buies Creek, NC have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.7% of the workforce in Buies Creek, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

44.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buies Creek, NC (969 out of 2.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buies Creek, NC is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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

93.8% of the population of Buies Creek, NC has health coverage, with 47.2% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 5.38% on Medicare, 26.5% on non-group plans, and 4.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Harnett County, NC see 3487 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (3441 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2109 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1038 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,487 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harnett County, NC

Primary care physicians in Harnett County, NC see an average of 3,487 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (3,441 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harnett 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 21.5% under 18 years, 57% between 18 and 34 years, 15.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 6.16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.8% were men and 47.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.19%
Uninsured
47.2%
Employer Coverage
10.4%
Medicaid
5.38%
Medicare
26.5%
Non-Group
4.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buies Creek, NC declined by 11.4% from 6.98% to 6.19%.

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