Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
140,314
1.86% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.6
0.23% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
2.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$71,612
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$272,300
16.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
60,992
1.97% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 140k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $71,612. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC grew from 137,746 to 140,314, a 1.86% increase and its median household income grew from $64,974 to $71,612, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.1%), White (Hispanic) (7.3%), Other (Hispanic) (4.66%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.39%).

16.2% of the households in Chatham & Lee Counties 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.

93.2% of the residents in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC are Central Carolina Community College (1,151 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was $272,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 140k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.66% of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (13.6k people).

In 2022, there were 4.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.9k people) in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (18,256 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (578 households), and German (395 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
71,961
Women
51.5%
67,751
Men
48.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 139,712 inhabitants, with 48.5% men, and 51.5% women.

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Citizenship

93.2%
2022 Citizenship
93.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.2% of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    90.9k ± 432
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.8k ± 623
  3. White (Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 1.15k
15.7%
Hispanic Population
22k people

In 2022, there were 4.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.9k people) in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.7% of the people in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (22k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    5,947 ± 1,853 people
  2. Guatemala
    1,349 ± 897 people
  3. Honduras
    766 ± 678 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 5,947 Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by Guatemala with 1,349 and Honduras with 766.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13.6k people
9.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13k people

As of 2022, 9.66% of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC residents (13.6k 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 Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was 9.47%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    18,256 households (13.7%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    578 households (0.435%)
  3. German
    395 households (0.297%)

16.2% of the households in Chatham & Lee Counties 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 Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 13.7% of the households in Chatham & Lee Counties 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
    2,616 ± 372
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,697 ± 389
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,519 ± 332

Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC employs 61k people. The largest industries in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC are Construction (4,566 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,675 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,241 people), and the highest paying industries are Furniture & home furnishings stores ($320,118), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($307,222), and Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($247,044).

Males in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $70,315. The income inequality in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.515, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
27,426
Women
47.4%
30,378
Men
52.6%

The workforce of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC in 2020 was 57,804 people, with 47.4% woman, and 52.6% men.

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Occupations

61k
2022 Value
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 1.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 59.8k employees to 61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC, are Other managers (1,860 people), Registered nurses (1,384 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,292 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

61k
2022 Value
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 1.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 59.8k employees to 61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC, are Construction (4,566 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,675 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,241 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Chatham & Lee Counties 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

$47,072
Median earning men ± $2,134
$37,921
Median earning women ± $1,924

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($117,969), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($95,335), and Public Administration ($68,535).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($135,217), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,329), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,458).

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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 Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC awarded 1,151 degrees. The student population of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,833 male students and 3,398 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC are White (648 and 56.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (240 and 21%), Black or African American (185 and 16.2%), and Two or More Races (26 and 2.27%).

The largest universities in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Central Carolina Community College (1,151 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (301 and 26.2%), General Business Administration & Management (63 and 5.47%), and Welding Technology (51 and 4.43%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,231 students enrolled in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC, 35% men and 65% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,645 records, of which 62.5% were women and 37.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 301 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,151 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Carolina Community College with 1,151 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 466 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.68 times less than the 685 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 648 degrees mean that there were 2.7 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 ($122) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.16% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% 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 Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (26k), Some college (22.9k), and Bachelors Degree (20.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was $272,300 in 2022, which is 0.966 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $233,700 to $272,300, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC is $71,612. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Chatham & Lee Counties 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

$272,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,561
$40,555
Median Property Taxes
±$1,564

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chatham & Lee Counties 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.
$71,612
Median Household Income
± $2,863
55.2k
Number of Households
± 1,969

In 2022, the median household income of the 55.2k households in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC grew to $71,612 from the previous year's value of $64,974.

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Wage Distribution

0.515
2022 Wage GINI in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC
0.516
2021 Wage GINI in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was 0.515 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.258% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.23%)

In 2022, 76.5% of workers in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.23%).

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Commute Time

26.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC have a longer commute time (26.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Chatham & Lee Counties 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 Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC (17.8k out of 138k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Health

89% of the population of Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 2% 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 23% under 18 years, 16.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

11%
Uninsured
42.3%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chatham & Lee Counties PUMA, NC declined by 3% from 11.3% to 11%.

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