Stokes County, NC

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2022 Population
44,696
0.242% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
0.851% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
18.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,539
9.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,600
12.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Stokes County, NC had a population of 44.7k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $57,539. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Stokes County, NC grew from 44,588 to 44,696, a 0.242% increase and its median household income grew from $52,637 to $57,539, a 9.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stokes County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.35%), White (Hispanic) (1.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.01%).

None of the households in Stokes 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.

99.5% of the residents in Stokes County, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Stokes County, NC was $168,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%.

Most people in Stokes County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Stokes County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Stokes County, NC is home to a population of 44.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.46% of Stokes County, NC residents were born outside of the country (652 people).

In 2022, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.1k people) in Stokes County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.94k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 828 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Stokes County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Stokes County, NC was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stokes County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.1k ± 253
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.94k ± 218
  3. White (Hispanic)
    828 ± 318
3.59%
Hispanic Population
1.6k people

In 2022, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.1k people) in Stokes County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.94k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 828 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.59% of the people in Stokes County, NC are hispanic (1.6k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.46%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
652 people
1.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
758 people

As of 2022, 1.46% of Stokes County, NC residents (652 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 Stokes County, NC was 1.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,296 ± 288
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    452 ± 163
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    370 ± 150

Stokes County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Stokes County, NC employs 19.7k people. The largest industries in Stokes County, NC are Manufacturing (3,759 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,668 people), and Retail Trade (2,235 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,500), Finance & Insurance ($61,164), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,417).

Occupations

19.7k
2022 Value
± 1,211
−2.06%
1 Year decline
± 8.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stokes County, NC declined at a rate of −2.06%, from 20.1k employees to 19.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stokes County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,953 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,802 people), and Management Occupations (1,670 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stokes County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.7k
2022 Value
± 1,211
−2.06%
1 Year decline
± 8.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stokes County, NC declined at a rate of −2.06%, from 20.1k employees to 19.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stokes County, NC, are Manufacturing (3,759 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,668 people), and Retail Trade (2,235 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stokes County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Stokes 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

$48,154
Median earning men ± $2,869
$35,076
Median earning women ± $2,030

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,250), Other Services Except Public Administration ($57,199), and Manufacturing ($56,597).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($56,548), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,813), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,210).

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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. 150
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 149
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 132
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Stokes County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 78.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.7%).

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).

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 Stokes County, NC was $168,600 in 2022, which is 0.598 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $150,000 to $168,600, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Stokes County, NC is 77.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Stokes County, NC have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Stokes County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Stokes County, NC is $57,539. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Stokes County, NC was Census Tract 704 with a value of $69,244, followed by Census Tract 706 and Census Tract 705.03, with respective values of $66,942 and $66,359.

Property

$168,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,999
$14,780
Median Property Taxes
±$1,012

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 Stokes County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.8% of the housing units in Stokes County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 704
  2. Census Tract 706
  3. Census Tract 705.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stokes County, NC was Census Tract 704 with a value of $69,244, followed by Census Tract 706 and Census Tract 705.03, with respective values of $66,942 and $66,359.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Stokes 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.
$57,539
Median Household Income
± $2,462
19k
Number of Households
± 1,170

In 2022, the median household income of the 19k households in Stokes County, NC grew to $57,539 from the previous year's value of $52,637.

The following chart displays the households in Stokes 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 Stokes 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 (85.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.46%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.26%)

In 2022, 85.9% of workers in Stokes County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.46%) and those who worked at home (4.26%).

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

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stokes County, NC have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.61% of the workforce in Stokes 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 Stokes County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stokes County, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stokes County, NC (5.28k out of 44k 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 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stokes County, 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

91.4% of the population of Stokes County, NC has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Stokes County, NC see 4145 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.84% decrease from the previous year (4547 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6535 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1906 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,145 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Stokes County, NC

Primary care physicians in Stokes County, NC see an average of 4,145 patients per year. This represents a 8.84% decrease from the previous year (4,547 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Stokes 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 20.2% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 42% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.3% 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

8.62%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
16.1%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stokes County, NC declined by 22.6% from 11.1% to 8.62%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.1 in Stokes County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 34.2% in Stokes County, NC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.3% in Stokes County, NC.

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