North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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67 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 72 2004 2014* Population (000s) 161.0 193.2 Employment (000s) 52.2 63.2 Unemployment rate 5.5% 6.5% Per capita income (000s) $30.1 $45.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 22.1% Accommodations: 15.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wal-Mart Stores LARGEST CITY/TOWN Jacksonville: population 76,576 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 2004 2014* Population (000s) 121.0 139.9 Employment (000s) 63.0 70.5 Unemployment rate 3.8% 4.5% Per capita income (000s) $38.5 $52.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 10% Accommodations: 9.4% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Eurosport LARGEST CITY/TOWN Chapel Hill (part): population 56,702 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 2004 2014* Population (000s) 13.0 13.1 Employment (000s) 4.8 7.0 Unemployment rate 4.5% 9.1% Per capita income (000s) $28.3 $40.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 17.5% Recreation: 7.7% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wal-Mart Stores LARGEST CITY/TOWN Bayboro: population 1,249 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 2004 2014* Population (000s) 44.0 56.5 Employment (000s) 19.9 22.8 Unemployment rate 4.8% 6.9% Per capita income (000s) $25.2 $32.3 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 12.7% Accommodations: 11.8% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Pender Memorial Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Burgaw: population 4,009 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 68.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Cape Fear Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wilmington Business Development 910-763-8414 www.wilmingtonbusinessdevelopment.com 2004 2014* Population (000s) 37.0 39.6 Employment (000s) 15.9 14.8 Unemployment rate 4.6% 8.7% Per capita income (000s) $25.3 $31.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 16.0% Health care: 15.0% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Sentara Albemarle Medical Center LARGEST CITY/TOWN Elizabeth City (part): population 17,899 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 2004 2014* Population (000s) 11.8 13.6 Employment (000s) 4.8 4.6 Unemployment rate 4.7% 7.7% Per capita income (000s) $26.0 $33.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 17.1% Government: 15.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Guest Services LARGEST CITY/TOWN Hertford: population 2,150 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 44.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION College of The Albemarle FOR MORE INFORMATION Perquimans County Economic Development Commission 252-312-5314 www.econdevperquimansnc.com Perquimans

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