Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
165,804
21.5% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.2
0.779% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.4%
17.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,349
20.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$257,600
27.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
76,804
20.8% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC had a population of 166k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $79,349. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC declined from 211,343 to 165,804, a −21.5% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,016 to $79,349, a 20.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.4%), Other (Hispanic) (6.25%), White (Hispanic) (4.24%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3%).

13.6% of the households in Johnston County (West) 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.

95.2% of the residents in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC are Johnston Community College (1,184 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was $257,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.6%.

Most people in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC is home to a population of 166k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.5% of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (12.4k people).

In 2022, there were 4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.4k 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 Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC are Spanish (17,590 households), Arabic (761 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (287 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
83,548
Women
51.1%
80,037
Men
48.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 163,585 inhabitants, with 48.9% men, and 51.1% women.

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Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    109k ± 2.19k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27.1k ± 1.3k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    10.4k ± 1.76k
13.8%
Hispanic Population
22.9k people

In 2022, there were 4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 27.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.8% of the people in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC are hispanic (22.9k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    5,588 ± 1,804 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    610 ± 605 people
  3. Nicaragua
    536 ± 567 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 5,588 Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 610 and Nicaragua with 536.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.4k people
7.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.8k people

As of 2022, 7.5% of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC residents (12.4k 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 Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was 7.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    17,590 households (11.3%)
  2. Arabic
    761 households (0.489%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    287 households (0.184%)

13.6% of the households in Johnston County (West) 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 Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was Spanish. 11.3% of the households in Johnston County (West) 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-)
    3,349 ± 620
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,662 ± 581
  3. Vietnam
    2,600 ± 429

Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC employs 76.8k people. The largest industries in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC are Construction (8,916 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,557 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,313 people), and the highest paying industries are Furniture & related product manufacturing ($113,086), Scientific research & development services ($105,457), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($103,071).

Males in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,059. The income inequality in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.42, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
44,460
Women
47.8%
48,602
Men
52.2%

The workforce of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC in 2020 was 93,062 people, with 47.8% woman, and 52.2% men.

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Occupations

76.8k
2022 Value
−20.8%
1 Year decline
± −20.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −20.8%, from 96.9k employees to 76.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC, are Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,167 people), Cashiers (2,081 people), and Customer service representatives (1,916 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.8k
2022 Value
−20.8%
1 Year decline
± −20.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −20.8%, from 96.9k employees to 76.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC, are Construction (8,916 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,557 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,313 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Johnston County (West) 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

$52,351
Median earning men ± $2,103
$39,795
Median earning women ± $2,180

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,989), Manufacturing ($69,849), and Information ($69,308).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,216), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,700), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,376).

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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.

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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 Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC awarded 1,184 degrees. The student population of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,542 male students and 2,740 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC are White (738 and 63.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (240 and 20.6%), Black or African American (152 and 13%), and Asian (9 and 0.773%).

The largest universities in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Johnston Community College (1,184 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (283 and 23.9%), Information Technology (114 and 9.63%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (73 and 6.17%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,282 students enrolled in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC, 36% men and 64% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,689 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 283 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,184 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johnston Community College with 1,184 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 576 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC, which is 0.947 times less than the 608 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 738 degrees mean that there were 3.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 240 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 ($225) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,537) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.816% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.1% 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 Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (34.9k), Some college (29.9k), and Bachelors Degree (21k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was $257,600 in 2022, which is 0.914 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $202,600 to $257,600, a 27.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC is 77.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 32.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC is $79,349. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Johnston County (West) 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

$257,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,734
$46,408
Median Property Taxes
±$1,999

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 Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.6% of the housing units in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Johnston County (West) 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.
$79,349
Median Household Income
± $3,869
59.8k
Number of Households
± 2,363

In 2022, the median household income of the 59.8k households in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC grew to $79,349 from the previous year's value of $66,016.

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Wage Distribution

0.42
2022 Wage GINI in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC
0.426
2021 Wage GINI in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was 0.42 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.45% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.71%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.71%).

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Commute Time

32.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC have a longer commute time (32.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.47% of the workforce in Johnston County (West) 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 Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC (17k out of 164k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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Health

89% of the population of Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 50.8% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 9.74% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.57% 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 26.9% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

11%
Uninsured
50.8%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
9.74%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Johnston County (West) PUMA, NC declined by 7.67% from 11.9% to 11%.

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