Brunswick County PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
139,721
4.43% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
55.7
0.906% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.08%
11.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,193
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$284,100
19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
53,006
4.95% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brunswick County PUMA, NC had a population of 140k people with a median age of 55.7 and a median household income of $71,193. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brunswick County PUMA, NC grew from 133,789 to 139,721, a 4.43% increase and its median household income grew from $64,400 to $71,193, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brunswick County PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%), White (Hispanic) (1.62%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.6%).

4.3% of the households in Brunswick County 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.

98.8% of the residents in Brunswick County PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brunswick County PUMA, NC are Brunswick Community College (454 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Brunswick County PUMA, NC was $284,100, and the homeownership rate was 83.7%.

Most people in Brunswick County PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Brunswick County PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brunswick County PUMA, NC is home to a population of 140k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.19% of Brunswick County PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.46k people).

In 2022, there were 9.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Brunswick County PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.34k Two+ (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 Brunswick County PUMA, NC are Spanish (4,027 households), German (264 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (258 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
72,189
Women
51.7%
67,371
Men
48.3%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 139,560 inhabitants, with 48.3% men, and 51.7% women.

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Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Brunswick County PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brunswick County PUMA, NC was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brunswick County PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    114k ± 695
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 582
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.34k ± 904
5.09%
Hispanic Population
7.11k people

In 2022, there were 9.52 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Brunswick County PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.09% of the people in Brunswick County PUMA, NC are hispanic (7.11k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    652 ± 625 people
  2. Germany
    376 ± 475 people
  3. Canada
    302 ± 426 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Brunswick County PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 652 Brunswick County PUMA, NC residents, followed by Germany with 376 and Canada with 302.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.46k people
3.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.66k people

As of 2022, 3.19% of Brunswick County PUMA, NC residents (4.46k 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 Brunswick County PUMA, NC was 3.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,027 households (2.99%)
  2. German
    264 households (0.196%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    258 households (0.192%)

4.3% of the households in Brunswick County 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 Brunswick County PUMA, NC was Spanish. 2.99% of the households in Brunswick County 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
    6,091 ± 482
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,292 ± 433
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,681 ± 301

Brunswick County PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brunswick County PUMA, NC employs 53k people. The largest industries in Brunswick County PUMA, NC are Construction (4,592 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,543 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,093 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($187,798), Not specified manufacturing industries ($176,450), and Administration of economic programs & space research ($153,162).

Males in Brunswick County PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,626. The income inequality in Brunswick County PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
24,464
Women
48.4%
26,051
Men
51.6%

The workforce of Brunswick County PUMA, NC in 2020 was 50,515 people, with 48.4% woman, and 51.6% men.

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Occupations

53k
2022 Value
4.95%
1 Year growth
± 4.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brunswick County PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 4.95%, from 50.5k employees to 53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brunswick County PUMA, NC, are Cashiers (1,747 people), Retail salespersons (1,548 people), and Other managers (1,185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brunswick County PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

53k
2022 Value
4.95%
1 Year growth
± 4.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brunswick County PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 4.95%, from 50.5k employees to 53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brunswick County PUMA, NC, are Construction (4,592 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,543 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,093 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brunswick County PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Brunswick County 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

$43,328
Median earning men ± $2,338
$36,361
Median earning women ± $1,988

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($93,821), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,284), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,274).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,656), Information ($46,860), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,579).

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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 Brunswick County PUMA, NC awarded 454 degrees. The student population of Brunswick County PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 641 male students and 1,037 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brunswick County PUMA, NC are White (321 and 70.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (62 and 13.7%), Black or African American (37 and 8.15%), and Two or More Races (24 and 5.29%).

The largest universities in Brunswick County PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Brunswick Community College (454 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brunswick County PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (233 and 51.3%), General Business Administration & Management (35 and 7.71%), and Information Technology (26 and 5.73%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,678 students enrolled in Brunswick County PUMA, NC, 38.2% men and 61.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,183 records, of which 61.7% were women and 38.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 233 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brunswick County PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 233 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
454 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brunswick Community College with 454 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 203 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brunswick County PUMA, NC, which is 0.809 times less than the 251 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 321 degrees mean that there were 5.18 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 62 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 ($100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,938) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.349% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.381% 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 Brunswick County PUMA, NC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (32.3k), Some college (27.7k), and Bachelors Degree (23.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brunswick County PUMA, NC was $284,100 in 2022, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $238,800 to $284,100, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Brunswick County PUMA, NC is 83.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brunswick County PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brunswick County PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brunswick County PUMA, NC is $71,193. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Brunswick County 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

$284,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,790
$51,008
Median Property Taxes
±$1,703

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

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Rent vs Own

83.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83.7% of the housing units in Brunswick County PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brunswick County 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.
$71,193
Median Household Income
± $2,217
60.9k
Number of Households
± 1,941

In 2022, the median household income of the 60.9k households in Brunswick County PUMA, NC grew to $71,193 from the previous year's value of $64,400.

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Wage Distribution

0.479
2022 Wage GINI in Brunswick County PUMA, NC
0.481
2021 Wage GINI in Brunswick County PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Brunswick County PUMA, NC was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.414% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Brunswick County PUMA, NC was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Brunswick County PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.29%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Brunswick County PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.29%).

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brunswick County PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.91% of the workforce in Brunswick County PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

9.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brunswick County PUMA, NC (12.6k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

91.2% of the population of Brunswick County PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 24.3% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 2.05% 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 15.3% under 18 years, 13.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 32.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.75%
Uninsured
33.7%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
24.3%
Medicare
19.8%
Non-Group
2.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brunswick County PUMA, NC declined by 1.98% from 8.93% to 8.75%.

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