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Mitchell County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 221.4 square miles
Population Density 70.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 15,328
Population change -1.6%
Under 5 years of age 4.6%
Under 18 18.5%
65 and over 22.7%
Females 50.9%
White 96.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4.7
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 0.6%
Native American 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 81%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.9%
Veterans 995
Households and Housing
Households 6,455
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.6%
Median household income $37,680
The per capita income $21,404
Live below the poverty line. 18.3%
housing units 8,692
Multi-unit structures 6%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $117,300
Residents owning their homes. 76.5%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,883
Women-owned firms 18.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $171,884
Retail sales per capita $10,953
Manufacturers shipments $71,030
Merchant wholesaler sales $32,295