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Alexander County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 260.0 square miles
Population Density 143.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 36,930
Population change -0.7%
Under 5 years of age 5.1%
Under 18 21.4%
65 and over 17.6%
Females 49.3%
White 91.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.3
Asian 1.1%
Two or more races 1.3%
Black or African American 5.8%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 79%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 11.7%
Veterans 2,507
Households and Housing
Households 14,101
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 91.2%
Median household income $40,637
The per capita income $20,440
Live below the poverty line. 17.2%
housing units 16,063
Multi-unit structures 4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $121,300
Residents owning their homes. 77.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,007
Women-owned firms 21.4%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $216,769
Retail sales per capita $5,957
Manufacturers shipments $604,762
Merchant wholesaler sales $49,756