Sampson County, NC

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2022 Population
59,317
0.254% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.6
1.49% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.3%
4.06% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$49,963
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$116,600
14% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
24,799
0.852% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Sampson County, NC had a population of 59.3k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $49,963. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sampson County, NC declined from 59,468 to 59,317, a −0.254% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,127 to $49,963, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sampson County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25%), Other (Hispanic) (12%), White (Hispanic) (6.2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.19%).

None of the households in Sampson 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.

92.2% of the residents in Sampson County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sampson County, NC are Sampson Community College (199625) (637 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Sampson County, NC was $116,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

Most people in Sampson County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sampson County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sampson County, NC is home to a population of 59.3k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.5% of Sampson County, NC residents were born outside of the country (6.21k people).

In 2022, there were 1.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.5k people) in Sampson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.14k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.2%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.2% of Sampson County, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sampson County, NC was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sampson County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.5k ± 88
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 238
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    7.14k ± 878
21%
Hispanic Population
12.5k people

In 2022, there were 1.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.5k people) in Sampson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.14k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21% of the people in Sampson County, NC are hispanic (12.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sampson 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

10.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.21k people
9.89%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.88k people

As of 2022, 10.5% of Sampson County, NC residents (6.21k 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 Sampson County, NC was 9.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    798 ± 164
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    683 ± 208
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    513 ± 182

Sampson County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sampson County, NC employs 24.8k people. The largest industries in Sampson County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,578 people), Manufacturing (3,108 people), and Retail Trade (3,086 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,883), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,668), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,930).

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

24.8k
2022 Value
± 1,229
−0.852%
1 Year decline
± 7.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sampson County, NC declined at a rate of −0.852%, from 25k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sampson County, NC, are Production Occupations (2,713 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,494 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sampson County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.8k
2022 Value
± 1,229
−0.852%
1 Year decline
± 7.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sampson County, NC declined at a rate of −0.852%, from 25k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sampson County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,578 people), Manufacturing (3,108 people), and Retail Trade (3,086 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sampson County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Sampson 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

$40,871
Median earning men ± $1,946
$32,509
Median earning women ± $1,956

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($78,542), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,737), and Public Administration ($58,160).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,333), Public Administration ($44,291), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,875).

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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. 316
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 241
    Retail Trade
  3. 222
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sampson County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 60.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.5%).

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 Sampson County, NC awarded 637 degrees. The student population of Sampson County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 518 male students and 1,072 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sampson County, NC are White (295 and 47%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (189 and 30.1%), Black or African American (107 and 17.1%), and Two or More Races (16 and 2.55%).

The largest universities in Sampson County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Sampson Community College (199625) (637 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sampson County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (172 and 27%), General Business Administration & Management (90 and 14.1%), and Information Technology (47 and 7.38%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,590 students enrolled in Sampson County, NC, 32.6% men and 67.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 731 records, of which 63.7% were women and 36.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 172 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sampson County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 172 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
637 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sampson Community College (199625) with 637 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 219 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sampson County, NC, which is 0.524 times less than the 418 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 295 degrees mean that there were 1.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 189 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,116) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($47) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,289) 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 Sampson County, NC was $116,600 in 2022, which is 0.414 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $102,300 to $116,600, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Sampson County, NC is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sampson County, NC have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sampson County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sampson County, NC is $49,963. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sampson County, NC was Census Tract 9703.02 with a value of $72,813, followed by Census Tract 9709 and Census Tract 9706, with respective values of $41,212 and $36,204.

In 2022, 17.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sampson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.291%.

Property

$116,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,321
$15,663
Median Property Taxes
±$900

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

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

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Rent vs Own

73.2%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.2% of the housing units in Sampson County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9703.02
  2. Census Tract 9709
  3. Census Tract 9706

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sampson County, NC was Census Tract 9703.02 with a value of $72,813, followed by Census Tract 9709 and Census Tract 9706, with respective values of $41,212 and $36,204.

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

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Household Income

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$49,963
Median Household Income
± $3,603
21.4k
Number of Households
± 1,085

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.4k households in Sampson County, NC grew to $49,963 from the previous year's value of $45,127.

The following chart displays the households in Sampson 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 Sampson 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 (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.78%)

In 2022, 82.6% of workers in Sampson County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who worked at home (3.78%).

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

29.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sampson County, NC have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.27% of the workforce in Sampson 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 Sampson County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sampson County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sampson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.291%.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sampson County, NC (13k out of 58.2k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sampson 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 2022, 28.2% of the children was living in poverty in Sampson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 227 in Sampson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 7.86 per 100,000 population.

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Health

84.2% of the population of Sampson County, NC has health coverage, with 34.7% on employee plans, 24.1% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sampson County, NC see 2353 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.17% decrease from the previous year (2357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3521 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2438 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,353 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sampson County, NC

Primary care physicians in Sampson County, NC see an average of 2,353 patients per year. This represents a 0.17% decrease from the previous year (2,357 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sampson 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 25.7% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.8%
Uninsured
34.7%
Employer Coverage
24.1%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sampson County, NC grew by 7.47% from 14.7% to 15.8%.

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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 45.2 in Sampson 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 39.9% in Sampson 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 20.2% in Sampson County, NC.

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