North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2013

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Wilkes Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Wilson 2001 66.4 32.2 5.9% $25.1 2011* 69.8 26.9 12.4% $31.0 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) Yadkin 2001 74.4 35.9 8.3% $25.3 2011* 82.4 35.4 13.5% $33.0 Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 36.6 17.9 4.9% $24.1 2011* 38.6 17.4 9.8% $30.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 17.9% Health care: 13.0% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.9% Health care: 13.6% EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 21.6% Health care: 10.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Tyson Food LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER BB&T LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Uni��� LARGEST CITY/TOWN North Wilkesboro: population 4,272 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Wilson: population 49,119 LARGEST CITY/TOWN Yadkinville: population 2,973 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 65 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 73 cents per $100 value COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 69 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Wilkes Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Barton College Wilson Technical Community College HIGHER EDUCATION Surry Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilkes Economic Development 336-838-1501 www.wilkesedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilson Economic Development Council 252-237-1115 www.wilsonedc.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Yadkin County Economic Development Partnership 336-679-2200 www.yadkinedc.com SOURCES AND NOTES Yancey Population (000s) Employment (000s) Unemployment rate Per capita income (000s) 2001 17.9 5.9 14.0% $19.9 2011* 17.7 6.8 12.0% $25.4 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 13.1% Retail: 12.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Altec Industries LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burnsville: population 1,715 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 45 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mayland Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Yancey County Economic Development Commission 828-682-7722 www.yanceyedc.org SOURCES Population, counties and largest city/town: N.C. Of���ce of State Budget and Management. Hyde, Camden and Currituck counties have no incorporated towns. Employment, unemployment rate and employment share by industry sector: N.C. Division of Employment Security. Per capita income: N.C. Of���ce of State Budget and Management. Property-tax rate: North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Largest private-sector employer: Provided by the economic-development agency listed. NOTES Higher education: Community colleges are listed for every county in their designated service area. *Per-capita income ���gure is for 2010, the most recent year available. North Carolina Economic Development Guide 77

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