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People QuickFacts North Carolina USA
?  Population, 2000 8,049,313281,421,906
?  Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 21.4%13.1%
?  Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 6.7%6.8%
?  Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 24.4%25.7%
?  Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 12.0%12.4%
?  White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 72.1%75.1%
?  Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 21.6%12.3%
?  American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 1.2%0.9%
?  Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 1.4%3.6%
?  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) Z0.1%
?  Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 2.3%5.5%
?  Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 1.3%2.4%
?  Female population, percent, 2000 51.0%50.9%
?  Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 4.7%12.5%
?  White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 70.2%69.1%
?  High school graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 2,975,747119,524,718
?  College graduates, persons 25 years and over, 1990 739,04932,310,253
?  Housing units, 2000 3,523,944115,904,641
?  Homeownership rate, 2000 69.4%66.2%
?  Households, 2000 3,132,013105,480,101
?  Persons per household, 2000 2.492.59
?  Households with persons under 18 years, percent, 2000 35.3%36.0%
?  Median household money income, 1997 model-based estimate $35,320$37,005
?  Persons below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 12.6%13.3%
?  Children below poverty, percent, 1997 model-based estimate 18.6%19.9%

Business QuickFacts North Carolina USA
?  Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 1998 198,6906,941,822
?  Private nonfarm employment, 1998 3,223,178108,117,731
?  Private nonfarm employment, percent change 1990-1998 20.3%15.7%
?  Nonemployer establishments, 1997 419,45815,439,609
?  Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000) 161,900,4773,842,061,405
?  Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 72,356,7632,460,886,012
?  Retail sales per capita, 1997 $9,740$9,190
?  Minority-owned firms, 1992 37,6701,965,565
?  Women-owned firms, 1992 142,5165,888,883
?  Housing units authorized by building permits, 1999 84,7541,663,533
?  Federal funds and grants, 1999 ($1000) 37,227,6471,516,775,001
?  Local government employment - full-time equivalent, 1997 293,50510,227,429

Geography QuickFacts North Carolina USA
?  Land area, 2000 (square miles) 48,7113,537,441
?  Persons per square mile, 2000 165.279.6

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

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