North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2015

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69 N O RT H C A R O L I N A E CO N O M I C D E V E LO P M E N T G U I D E 2003 2013* Population (000s) 155.8 193.9 Employment (000s) 48.6 63.1 Unemployment rate 5.7% 8.0% Per capita income (000s) $28.4 $46.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 21.6% Accommodations: 14.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Onslow Memorial Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Jacksonville: population 78,190 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 67.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Coastal Carolina Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development 910-347-3141, ext. 230 www.onslowedc.com Onslow 2003 2013* Population (000s) 120.4 139.7 Employment (000s) 64.1 70.5 Unemployment rate 3.1% 5.5% Per capita income (000s) $34.6 $51.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 23.2% Retail: 10.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Eurosport LARGEST CITY/TOWN Chapel Hill: population 56,363 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 87.8 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION UNC Chapel Hill Durham Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Orange County Economic Development 919-245-2325 www.growinorangenc.com Orange 2003 2013* Population (000s) 13.0 13.1 Employment (000s) 5.5 4.9 Unemployment rate 4.5% 9.1% Per capita income (000s) $26.1 $40.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 15.0% Education: 14.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Food Lion LARGEST CITY/TOWN Bayboro: population 1,240 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 62.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Pamlico Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Pamlico County Economic Development 252-745-3081 www.pamlicocounty.org Pamlico 2003 2013* Population (000s) 43.0 55.6 Employment (000s) 18.1 22.1 Unemployment rate 7.3% 9.6% Per capita income (000s) $22.9 $32.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 13.4% Retail: 12.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Guest Services LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burgaw: population 3,989 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 51.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Cape Fear Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilmington Business Development 910-763-8414 www.wilmingtonbusinessdevelopment.com 2003 2013* Population (000s) 36.0 39.3 Employment (000s) 15.9 15.4 Unemployment rate 4.2% 10.3% Per capita income (000s) $24.0 $30.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 18.4% Retail: 16.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Albemarle Health LARGEST CITY/TOWN Elizabeth City: population 18,009 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 76.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Elizabeth City State University College of the Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Elizabeth City Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission, 252-338-0169 www.elizabethcitypasquotankedc.com Pasquotank Pender 2003 2013* Population (000s) 11.7 13.7 Employment (000s) 5.1 4.8 Unemployment rate 3.7% 9.4% Per capita income (000s) $23.7 $33.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Accomodations: 17.7% Education: 17.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER SSC Hertford Operating LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hertford: population 2,166 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 44.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of the Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Perquimans County Economic Development 252-312-5314 www.econdevperquimansnc.com Perquimans

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