Alexander County NC Information

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Alexander County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Alexander County NC Housing Affordability Index is 141
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Alexander County NC Wealth Index is 49
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 38,032
Population in Households 36,465
Population in Families 30,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,567
Population Density 146
Diversity Index1 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,152
Average Household Income $55,533
Per Capita Income $21,431
Wealth Index3 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,641 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,002 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,818 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $150,260
Housing Affordability Index2 141
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,643
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 10,379
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.24% -0.14%
Households 0.16% -0.12%
Families 0.04% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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Alexander County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexander County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 65 36th
Population Density # 41 60th
Diversity Index # 82 19th
Median Household Income # 61 40th
Per Capita Income # 81 20th

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