Currituck County, NC

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2022 Population
28,616
3.78% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.5
1.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.47%
1.98% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$82,793
4.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$314,100
13.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Currituck County, NC had a population of 28.6k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $82,793. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Currituck County, NC grew from 27,575 to 28,616, a 3.78% increase and its median household income grew from $79,416 to $82,793, a 4.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Currituck County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.57%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.28%), and White (Hispanic) (1.59%).

None of the households in Currituck 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.

98.7% of the residents in Currituck County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Currituck County, NC was $314,100, and the homeownership rate was 87.5%.

Most people in Currituck County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Currituck County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Currituck County, NC is home to a population of 28.6k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.73% of Currituck County, NC residents were born outside of the country (780 people).

In 2022, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Currituck County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 703 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Currituck County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Currituck County, NC was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Currituck County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 204
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.59k ± 179
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    703 ± 195
4.75%
Hispanic Population
1.36k people

In 2022, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Currituck County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 703 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.75% of the people in Currituck County, NC are hispanic (1.36k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.73%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
780 people
2.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
763 people

As of 2022, 2.73% of Currituck County, NC residents (780 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 Currituck County, NC was 2.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,450 ± 252
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    850 ± 261
  3. Vietnam
    762 ± 138

Currituck County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Currituck County, NC employs 14.1k people. The largest industries in Currituck County, NC are Retail Trade (1,699 people), Construction (1,546 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,386 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($78,674), Public Administration ($73,355), and Manufacturing ($65,573).

Occupations

14.1k
2022 Value
± 931
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Currituck County, NC grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 13.8k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Currituck County, NC, are Management Occupations (1,786 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,486 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,175 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Currituck County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.1k
2022 Value
± 931
2.19%
1 Year growth
± 9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Currituck County, NC grew at a rate of 2.19%, from 13.8k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Currituck County, NC, are Retail Trade (1,699 people), Construction (1,546 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,386 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Currituck County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Currituck 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

$55,594
Median earning men ± $5,120
$39,378
Median earning women ± $4,320

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,889), Information ($81,554), and Manufacturing ($72,784).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,341), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,389), and Public Administration ($50,021).

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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. 171
    Retail Trade
  2. 142
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 107
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Currituck County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 72.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

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

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Currituck County, NC was $314,100 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $276,400 to $314,100, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Currituck County, NC is 87.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Currituck County, NC have an average commute time of 35.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Currituck County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Currituck County, NC is $82,793. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Currituck County, NC was Census Tract 1103.01 with a value of $106,086, followed by Census Tract 1101.01 and Census Tract 1101.02, with respective values of $85,962 and $81,917.

Property

$314,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,441
$9,720
Median Property Taxes
±$688

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

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Rent vs Own

87.5%
Homeownership
2022
70.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 87.5% of the housing units in Currituck County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 85.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1103.01
  2. Census Tract 1101.01
  3. Census Tract 1101.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Currituck County, NC was Census Tract 1103.01 with a value of $106,086, followed by Census Tract 1101.01 and Census Tract 1101.02, with respective values of $85,962 and $81,917.

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

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Household Income

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$82,793
Median Household Income
± $8,910
11.1k
Number of Households
± 803

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Currituck County, NC grew to $82,793 from the previous year's value of $79,416.

The following chart displays the households in Currituck 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 Currituck 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%)
  2. Carpooled (9.56%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.44%)

In 2022, 82% of workers in Currituck County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.56%) and those who worked at home (7.44%).

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

35.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Currituck County, NC have a longer commute time (35.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.74% of the workforce in Currituck 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 Currituck County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Currituck County, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.47% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Currituck County, NC (2.41k out of 28.4k 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 Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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

88.8% of the population of Currituck County, NC has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 9.4% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 21.7% on non-group plans, and 7.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Currituck County, NC see 3085 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.2% decrease from the previous year (3867 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4842 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1937 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,085 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Currituck County, NC

Primary care physicians in Currituck County, NC see an average of 3,085 patients per year. This represents a 20.2% decrease from the previous year (3,867 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Currituck 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 23.8% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 43.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.2%
Uninsured
39.5%
Employer Coverage
9.4%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
21.7%
Non-Group
7.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Currituck County, NC declined by 12.3% from 12.7% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Currituck County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Currituck 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 32.1% in Currituck County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.7% in Currituck County, NC.

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