Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
139,518
2.35% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.2
0.565% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.7%
6.45% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$76,666
6.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$290,200
18.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC had a population of 140k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $76,666. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC grew from 136,316 to 139,518, a 2.35% increase and its median household income grew from $71,984 to $76,666, a 6.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.74%), Other (Hispanic) (5.44%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.03%).

18.6% of the households in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns 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.

92.6% of the residents in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte North (139 degrees awarded in 2015).

In 2022, the median property value in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC was $290,200, and the homeownership rate was 63.7%.

Most people in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC is home to a population of 140k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.2% of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (21.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.01k Asian (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 Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC are Spanish (11,230 households), Arabic (1,892 households), and Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages (1,157 households).

Citizenship

92.6%
2022 Citizenship
92.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.6% of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.1k ± 3.12k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    50.7k ± 3.01k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    8.01k ± 1.17k
11.9%
Hispanic Population
16.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.01k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.9% of the people in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC are hispanic (16.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
21.2k people
15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
20.4k people

As of 2022, 15.2% of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC residents (21.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC was 15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    11,230 households (8.62%)
  2. Arabic
    1,892 households (1.45%)
  3. Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages
    1,157 households (0.888%)

18.6% of the households in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns 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 Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC was Spanish. 8.62% of the households in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns 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. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,281 ± 478
  2. Vietnam
    1,874 ± 311
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,559 ± 343

Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC employs 71.7k people. The largest industries in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC are Construction (4,179 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,058 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,895 people), and the highest paying industries are Furniture & home furnishings stores ($233,086), Software publishing ($175,365), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($113,603).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
34,419
Women
49.2%
35,573
Men
50.8%

The workforce of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC in 2020 was 69,992 people, with 49.2% woman, and 50.8% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC.

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Occupations

71.7k
2022 Value
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 1.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 70.7k employees to 71.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC, are Other managers (2,088 people), Customer service representatives (2,014 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,896 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

71.7k
2022 Value
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 1.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 70.7k employees to 71.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC, are Construction (4,179 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,058 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,895 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns 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

$51,391
Median earning men ± $1,862
$40,659
Median earning women ± $2,108

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,319), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,014), and Public Administration ($65,521).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,737), Public Administration ($54,753), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($52,558).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 2015, universities in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC awarded 139 degrees. The student population of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC in 2015 is skewed towards men, with 276 male students and 103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC are Black or African American (92 and 66.2%), followed by White (23 and 16.5%), Hispanic or Latino (15 and 10.8%), and Two or More Races (3 and 2.16%).

The largest universities in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte North (139 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.16% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.25% 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

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (30k), Some college (24.7k), and High School or Equivalent (21.3k).

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 Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC was $290,200 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $245,100 to $290,200, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC is 63.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC is $76,666. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns 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

$290,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,717
$33,811
Median Property Taxes
±$1,567

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 Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.7%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.7% of the housing units in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns 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.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$76,666
Median Household Income
± $3,084
53.1k
Number of Households
± 2,149

In 2022, the median household income of the 53.1k households in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC grew to $76,666 from the previous year's value of $71,984.

The following chart displays the households in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, 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

0.421
2022 Wage GINI in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC
0.424
2021 Wage GINI in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC was 0.421 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.569% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (20.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.11%)

In 2022, 69.9% of workers in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (20.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.11%).

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

28.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC (14.8k out of 139k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, 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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Health

89.3% of the population of Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 53.5% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 8.82% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.66% 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 25.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
53.5%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
8.82%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.66%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC grew by 9.3% from 9.83% to 10.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mecklenburg County (East)--Mint Hill & Matthews (North) Towns PUMA, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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