North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2016

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71 North Carolina Economic Development Guide FOR SOURCES AND NOTES, SEE PAGE 72 2004 2014* Population (000s) 44.1 45.0 Employment (000s) 17.1 17.0 Unemployment rate 10.0% 9.1% Per capita income (000s) $24.2 $31.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 15.3% Health care: 14.6% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Variety Wholesalers LARGEST CITY/TOWN Henderson: population 15,140 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.2 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission, 252-492-2094 www.vancecountyedc.com Vance 2004 2014* Population (000s) 721.2 985.3 Employment (000s) 372.9 481.7 Unemployment rate 4.3% 4.9% Per capita income (000s) $38.1 $46.0 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Retail: 11.4% Health care: 10.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER WakeMed LARGEST CITY/TOWN Raleigh: population 430,875 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 61.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Meredith College, William Peace University St. Augustine's University, Shaw University N.C. State University Wake Technical Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wake County Economic Development 919-664-7048 www.raleigh-wake.org Wake 2004 2014* Population (000s) 20.2 20.5 Employment (000s) 7.4 6.8 Unemployment rate 7.6% 8.8% Per capita income (000s) $20.6 $26.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Education: 14.2% Manufacturing: 13.9% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Glen Raven LARGEST CITY/TOWN Norlina: population 1,100 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Vance-Granville Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Warren County Economic Development Commission 252-257-3114 www.warrencountync.org Warren 2004 2014* Population (000s) 45.1 52.9 Employment (000s) 24.0 22.5 Unemployment rate 3.5% 5.8% Per capita income (000s) $26.3 $31.5 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Accommodations: 18.3% Retail: 16.2% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Appalachian Regional Healthcare System LARGEST CITY/TOWN Boone: population 18,227 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 31.3 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Appalachian State University Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute FOR MORE INFORMATION Watauga County Offi ce of Economic Development 828-264-3082 www.wataugaedc.org 2004 2014* Population (000s) 13.4 12.6 Employment (000s) 5.4 6.0 Unemployment rate 7.4% 7.4% Per capita income (000s) $25.8 $32.7 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Manufacturing: 22.5% Health care: 12.3% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Domtar Paper LARGEST CITY/TOWN Plymouth: population 3,724 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 79.0 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Beaufort County Community College Martin Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Washington County Economic Development 252-793-5823 www.washconc.org/edc Washington Watauga 2004 2014* Population (000s) 116.6 125.6 Employment (000s) 48.7 50.4 Unemployment rate 5.4% 6.5% Per capita income (000s) $26.1 $33.8 EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Health care: 14.7% Manufacturing: 14.1% LARGEST PRIVATE-SECTOR EMPLOYER Wayne Memorial Hospital LARGEST CITY/TOWN Goldsboro: population 35,434 COUNTY PROPERTY TAX 66.5 cents per $100 value HIGHER EDUCATION Mount Olive College Wayne Community College FOR MORE INFORMATION Wayne County Development Alliance Inc. 919-731-7700 www.waynealliance.org Wayne

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