Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
117,221
0.0213% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.5
0.225% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
0.881% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,458
9.94% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$162,100
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
48,692
0.45% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 117k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $55,458. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew from 117,196 to 117,221, a 0.0213% increase and its median household income grew from $50,442 to $55,458, a 9.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), Other (Hispanic) (3.07%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%), and White (Hispanic) (1.38%).

5.76% of the households in Caldwell & Alexander 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.

98.3% of the residents in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (1,292 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was $162,100, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 117k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.84% of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (3.33k people).

In 2022, there were 20.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,948 households), German (258 households), and Japanese (171 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
58,078
Women
49.6%
58,998
Men
50.4%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 117,076 inhabitants, with 50.4% men, and 49.6% women.

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Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Caldwell & Alexander 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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    101k ± 143
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.02k ± 445
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.6k ± 618
5.83%
Hispanic Population
6.84k people

In 2022, there were 20.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.83% of the people in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (6.84k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,413 ± 917 people
  2. El Salvador
    305 ± 428 people
  3. Honduras
    212 ± 357 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 1,413 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by El Salvador with 305 and Honduras with 212.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.33k people
3.08%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.62k people

As of 2022, 2.84% of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC residents (3.33k 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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 3.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,948 households (4.44%)
  2. German
    258 households (0.231%)
  3. Japanese
    171 households (0.153%)

5.76% of the households in Caldwell & Alexander 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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 4.44% of the households in Caldwell & Alexander 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
    2,757 ± 411
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,059 ± 296
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    790 ± 199

Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC employs 48.7k people. The largest industries in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,365 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,018 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,834 people), and the highest paying industries are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($133,862), Banking & related activities ($99,274), and Building material & supplies dealers ($98,273).

Males in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,168. The income inequality in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.388, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
23,694
Women
47.9%
25,743
Men
52.1%

The workforce of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC in 2020 was 49,437 people, with 47.9% woman, and 52.1% men.

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Occupations

48.7k
2022 Value
0.45%
1 Year growth
± 0.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.45%, from 48.5k employees to 48.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,054 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,463 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,399 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

48.7k
2022 Value
0.45%
1 Year growth
± 0.45%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.45%, from 48.5k employees to 48.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,365 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,018 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,834 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Caldwell & Alexander 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

$43,946
Median earning men ± $1,788
$32,936
Median earning women ± $1,337

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($60,271), Information ($58,050), and Public Administration ($53,137).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($42,700), Wholesale Trade ($42,686), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,146).

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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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC awarded 1,292 degrees. The student population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,487 male students and 2,216 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are White (1,018 and 80%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (109 and 8.57%), Black or African American (58 and 4.56%), and Unknown (29 and 2.28%).

The largest universities in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (1,292 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (365 and 28.3%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (181 and 14%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (120 and 9.29%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,703 students enrolled in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,878 records, of which 60.2% were women and 39.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 365 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,292 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute with 1,292 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 483 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.597 times less than the 809 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 1,018 degrees mean that there were 9.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 109 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($105) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.26% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.02% 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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (32.8k), Some college (21k), and Secondary Education (18k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was $162,100 in 2022, which is 0.575 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,300 to $162,100, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is $55,458. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Caldwell & Alexander 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

$162,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,026
$35,127
Median Property Taxes
±$1,412

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.6% of the housing units in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caldwell & Alexander 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.
$55,458
Median Household Income
± $1,967
45.9k
Number of Households
± 1,758

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.9k households in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC grew to $55,458 from the previous year's value of $50,442.

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Wage Distribution

0.388
2022 Wage GINI in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC
0.404
2021 Wage GINI in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was 0.388 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.86% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.82%)

In 2022, 83.6% of workers in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.2%) and those who worked at home (4.82%).

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.84% of the workforce in Caldwell & Alexander 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 Caldwell & Alexander 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 Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC (14.8k out of 115k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic 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

89.4% of the population of Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.98% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North 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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.6%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.98%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caldwell & Alexander Counties PUMA, NC declined by 1.83% from 10.8% to 10.6%.

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