Brunswick County, 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
56,463
5.97% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brunswick County, 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, 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, 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%).

None of the households in Brunswick 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.

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

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

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

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

About the photo: A view of the Southport Yacht Basin in Southport, North Carolina in Brunswick County at the mouth of the Cape Fear River.

Population & Diversity

Brunswick County, NC is home to a population of 140k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.19% of Brunswick County, 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, 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.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Brunswick County, 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, 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, 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, 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, NC are hispanic (7.11k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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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, 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, NC was 3.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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, 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, NC employs 56.5k people. The largest industries in Brunswick County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,061 people), Retail Trade (7,871 people), and Construction (5,560 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,942), Information ($67,994), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,677).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

56.5k
2022 Value
± 1,965
5.97%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brunswick County, NC grew at a rate of 5.97%, from 53.3k employees to 56.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brunswick County, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (6,855 people), Management Occupations (6,125 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,041 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brunswick County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.5k
2022 Value
± 1,965
5.97%
1 Year growth
± 4.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brunswick County, NC grew at a rate of 5.97%, from 53.3k employees to 56.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brunswick County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,061 people), Retail Trade (7,871 people), and Construction (5,560 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brunswick County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Brunswick 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

$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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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. 807
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 603
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 584
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brunswick County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 61.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.712%).

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

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Brunswick County, 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, NC by number of degrees awarded are Brunswick Community College (454 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brunswick County, 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, 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, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 233 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Brunswick County, NC according to their major.

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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, 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

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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 Brunswick County, 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, NC is 83.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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

Median household income in Brunswick County, NC is $71,193. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Brunswick County, NC was Census Tract 203.07 with a value of $158,750, followed by Census Tract 203.04 and Census Tract 205.08, with respective values of $102,061 and $96,098.

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brunswick County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.21%.

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brunswick County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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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, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 203.07
  2. Census Tract 203.04
  3. Census Tract 205.08

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brunswick County, NC was Census Tract 203.07 with a value of $158,750, followed by Census Tract 203.04 and Census Tract 205.08, with respective values of $102,061 and $96,098.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Brunswick County, 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.
$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, NC grew to $71,193 from the previous year's value of $64,400.

The following chart displays the households in Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.29%)

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

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

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brunswick County, 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, 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 Brunswick County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brunswick County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Brunswick County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.21%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brunswick County, 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, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.6% of the children was living in poverty in Brunswick County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 141 in Brunswick County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 82.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.2% of the population of Brunswick County, 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 Brunswick County, NC see 2267 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.527% decrease from the previous year (2279 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2661 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1014 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,267 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brunswick County, NC

Primary care physicians in Brunswick County, NC see an average of 2,267 patients per year. This represents a 0.527% decrease from the previous year (2,279 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brunswick 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 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, NC declined by 1.98% from 8.93% to 8.75%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.5 in Brunswick 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 32.3% in Brunswick County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.5% in Brunswick County, NC.

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