Gates County, NC

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2022 Population
10,509
0.709% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.3
0.638% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.3%
2.82% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,750
8.04% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$153,000
4.37% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gates County, NC had a population of 10.5k people with a median age of 47.3 and a median household income of $55,750. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gates County, NC declined from 10,584 to 10,509, a −0.709% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,599 to $55,750, a 8.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gates County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (63%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.14%).

None of the households in Gates 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.

98.5% of the residents in Gates County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Gates County, NC was $153,000, and the homeownership rate was 79.7%.

Most people in Gates County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 38.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gates County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gates County, NC is home to a population of 10.5k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.69% of Gates County, NC residents were born outside of the country (178 people).

In 2022, there were 2.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.62k people) in Gates County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 190 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Gates County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gates County, NC was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gates County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.62k ± 77
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.3k ± 253
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    190 ± 132
3.21%
Hispanic Population
337 people

In 2022, there were 2.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.62k people) in Gates County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 190 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.21% of the people in Gates County, NC are hispanic (337 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.69%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
178 people
1.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
138 people

As of 2022, 1.69% of Gates County, NC residents (178 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 Gates County, NC was 1.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    280 ± 116
  2. Vietnam
    267 ± 113
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    91 ± 61

Gates County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gates County, NC employs 4.56k people. The largest industries in Gates County, NC are Manufacturing (742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (527 people), and Retail Trade (526 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,167), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($69,167), and Utilities ($68,333).

Occupations

4.56k
2022 Value
± 504
1.45%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gates County, NC grew at a rate of 1.45%, from 4.5k employees to 4.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gates County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (606 people), Sales & Related Occupations (512 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (403 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gates County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.56k
2022 Value
± 504
1.45%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gates County, NC grew at a rate of 1.45%, from 4.5k employees to 4.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gates County, NC, are Manufacturing (742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (527 people), and Retail Trade (526 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gates County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Gates 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

$47,298
Median earning men ± $10,165
$34,775
Median earning women ± $5,574

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,162), Other Services Except Public Administration ($71,713), and Retail Trade ($61,894).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($70,587), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,563), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,857).

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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. 28
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  2. 27
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 23
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gates County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 56.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.687%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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 Gates County, NC was $153,000 in 2022, which is 0.543 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,600 to $153,000, a 4.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Gates County, NC is 79.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gates County, NC have an average commute time of 38.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gates County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gates County, NC is $55,750. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gates County, NC was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $65,223, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $54,048 and $51,946.

Property

$153,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,110
$3,301
Median Property Taxes
±$385

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

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Rent vs Own

79.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.7% of the housing units in Gates County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9703
  2. Census Tract 9702
  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gates County, NC was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $65,223, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $54,048 and $51,946.

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

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Household Income

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$55,750
Median Household Income
± $10,503
4.14k
Number of Households
± 450

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.14k households in Gates County, NC grew to $55,750 from the previous year's value of $51,599.

The following chart displays the households in Gates 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gates 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 (86.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.82%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.42%)

In 2022, 86.8% of workers in Gates County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.82%) and those who worked at home (3.42%).

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

38.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gates County, NC have a longer commute time (38.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.35% of the workforce in Gates 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 Gates County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gates County, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gates County, NC (1.48k out of 10.4k 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 65 - 74, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gates County, NC is Black, followed by White 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

92.6% of the population of Gates County, NC has health coverage, with 45.8% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.36% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 42.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.44%
Uninsured
45.8%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
2.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gates County, NC declined by 10.6% from 8.32% to 7.44%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 36.2% in Gates County, NC.

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