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Alamance County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 159,688 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 130,800 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,247
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,857
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 36,176
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,856 (it was 15,408 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%

Land area: 430 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 371 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alamance County: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Alamance County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (64.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (18.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 76,240  (47.7%)
Females: 83,448  (52.3%)

Alamance County,NC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Alamance County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,100 ($39,168 in 1999)

This county:

$45,100
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $559 (lower quartile is $434, upper quartile is $774)
This county:

$559
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $148,700 (it was $96,200 in 2000)
Alamance:

$148,700
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,000 - $210,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $186,531
Here:

$186,531
State:

$235,833

Townhouses or other attached units: $122,951
Here:

$122,951
State:

$191,052

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,274
Here:

$205,274
State:

$144,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,807
Here:

$190,807
State:

$188,356

Mobile homes: $58,272
Here:

$58,272
State:

$74,306
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,100
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $343

Institutionalized population: 842

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 123
  • Burglaries: 423
  • Thefts: 639
  • Auto thefts: 91

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 75
  • Burglaries: 447
  • Thefts: 625
  • Auto thefts: 86
Alamance County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1441 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2008: 704 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2009: 441 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2010: 443 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2011: 399 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2012: 358 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2013: 553 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2014: 593 buildings, average cost: $141,200
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,172 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,099 (0.8%)

Alamance County household income distribution in 2013 Alamance County home values distribution in 2013 Alamance County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.7%
Alamance County:

16.7%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.2% for American Indian residents, 67.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.9% for other race residents, 27.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.9 years old
(Males: 39.1 years old, Females: 41.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 38.9 years old, American Indian residents: 45.5 years old, Asian residents: 42.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.1 years old, Other race residents: 25.6 years old)

Area name: Burlington, NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alamance County is $577 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $673 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $914 a month.

Cities in this county include: Burlington, Graham, Elon, Mebane, Elon College, Glen Raven, Green Level, Haw River, Saxapahaw, Woodlawn.

Alamance County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Alamance County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Alamance County: Willow Branch Landing (A), Sans Souci Ferry (B), Cocks Landing (C), Old Mill Landing (D), Coniott Landing (E), Steele Landing (F), Hermitage Wharf (G), Spellers Ferry Landing (H), Woods Landing (I), Willis Landing (J), Todd Landing (K), Thunderbolt Landing (L), Smithwick Landing (M), Robins Landing (N), Point Comfort Landing (O), Peterson (P), Mooring Landing (Q), Lawrence Landing (R), Jordans Landing (S), Jacocks Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alamance County include: Greens Cross Church (A), Capeharts Church (B), Riverside Church (C), Lawrence Church (D), Aulander Church (E), Beautiful Zion Church (F), Luella Church (G), Village Gate Church (H), Weeping Mary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Barden Cemetery (1), Eastview Cemetery (2), Edgewood Cemetery (3), Norfleet Cemetery (4), Hoggard Cemetery (5), Hillcrest Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Pell Mell Pocosin (A), Beaverdam Pocosin (B), Buckleberry Pocosin (C), Broadneck Swamp (D), Turkey Pond (E), Town Swamp (F), Frog Level Swamp (G), Blue Hole Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Flag Run Gut (A), Eastmost River (B), Eason Swamp (C), Conaby Creek (D), Barbeque Swamp (E), Cucklemaker Creek (F), Cow Creek (G), Connaritsa Swamp (H), Coniott Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Jackson County, Tennessee , Northampton County , Stokes County , Tyrrell County , Wake County , Wilson County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 7,545
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,257 (26.2% naturalized citizens)

Alamance County:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Alamance County population
  • 1,5662010 or later
  • 3,5342000 to 2009
  • 5,0841990 to 1999
  • 1,4961980 to 1989
  • 4841970 to 1979
  • 451Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.9%

Alamance County marital status for males Alamance County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 46,157
  • One, attached: 2,626
  • Two: 1,755
  • 3 or 4: 2,445
  • 5 to 9: 3,543
  • 10 to 19: 2,374
  • 20 to 49: 1,242
  • 50 or more: 698
  • Mobile homes: 8,324

Housing units in Alamance County with a mortgage: 26,004 (610 second mortgage, 3,251 home equity loan, 35 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,015

Here:

63.4% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alamance County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,181139
Mainline Protestant22,31468
Black Protestant3,45321
Catholic3,0681
Other1,3688
Orthodox1092
None87,638-
Alamance County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Alamance County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
Alamance County:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 116
This county:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alamance County:

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Alamance County:

28.8%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Alamance County:

Average size of farms: 118 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,552
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $447.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.98%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,796
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.95%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.17%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,571
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.68
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.39%
Corn for grain: 1223 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2905 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1522 harvested acres
Vegetables: 124 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 169 acres

Tornado activity:

Alamance County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 1872110.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 34 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alamance County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 133.9 miles away from Alamance County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 231.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 289.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 223.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 159.3 miles away from Alamance County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 160.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 06, 2014 to March 07, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4167: March 31, 2014, FEMA Id: 4167, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1969: April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: 1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Ice Storm, Incident Period: February 27, 2003 to February 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1457: March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: 1457, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1312: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 04, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3146: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Alamance County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (51%)
  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • Laos (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Egypt (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alamance County


  • American (15%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Alamance County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 54,320 (83.5%)
  • Carpooled: 6,301 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 182 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 799 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 58 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,024 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,248 (3.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Alamance County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,874 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,023 people in nursing homes
  • 396 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 231 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 56 people in state prisons
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 19 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 16 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 16 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Alamance County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 2,755 people in college/university student housing
  • 746 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 339 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 89 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 83 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 78 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 65 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,425.

5.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,922 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($153 average AGI)
Alamance County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.44% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($23,724 average AGI)
1.78% relocated from other states ($13,045 average AGI)
Alamance County:

1.78%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Guilford County, NC  0.89% ($34,171 average AGI)
from Orange County, NC  0.60% ($38,448)
from Durham County, NC  0.32% ($37,468)
from Wake County, NC  0.29% ($46,038)
from Caswell County, NC  0.20% ($26,600)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.11% ($43,814)
from Randolph County, NC  0.10% ($24,429)


4.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,715 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($210 average AGI)
Alamance County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.32% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($22,411 average AGI)
1.41% relocated to other states ($10,094 average AGI)
Alamance County:

1.41%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Guilford County, NC  1.04% ($34,525 average AGI)
to Orange County, NC  0.45% ($30,037)
to Wake County, NC  0.32% ($37,154)
to Durham County, NC  0.24% ($35,271)
to Caswell County, NC  0.14% ($24,649)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.11% ($28,410)
to Forsyth County, NC  0.11% ($32,661)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.2

Births per 1000 population in Alamance County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Alamance County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Alamance County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alamance County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Alamance County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alamance County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alamance County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alamance County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Alamance County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 24,283 (19,944 aged, 4,339 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,388 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Alamance County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,513)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,178)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,087)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,012)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (877)
  • Unspecified dementia (824)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (805)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (602)
  • Congestive heart failure (487)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (393)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,143
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 152
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,589

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,295
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 988
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 55.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 32.5
  • Other - 23.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 55.6
  • Other - 39.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 159,688
  • In family households: 126,981 (21,164 male householders, 20,628 female householders)
    29,438 spouses, 43,670 children (40,475 natural, 856 adopted, 2,339 stepchildren), 4,139 grandchildren, 1,639 brothers or sisters, 1,047 parents, 1,215 other relatives, 4,041 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 28,171 (10,439 male householders (8,084 living alone)), 12,138 female householders (10,036 living alone)), 5,594 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,536

Size of family households: 18,945 2-persons, 9,713 3-persons, 7,949 4-persons, 3,400 5-persons, 1,428 6-persons, 357 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,120 1-person, 4,014 2-persons, 255 3-persons, 105 4-persons, 83 5-persons.

18,598 married couples with children.
12,754 single-parent households (2,639 men, 10,115 women).

87.2% of residents of Alamance speak English at home.
10.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $639,394,000 ($4,618 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $26,563,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $329,252,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $139,241,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,114,000
Federal grants: $132,870,000
Federal procurement contracts: $17,955,000 ($13,430,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $17,961,000 ($1,847,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $37,104,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $65,827,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,647,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,784
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,001
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,577
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,548
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Alamance County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.17 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Year house built in Alamance County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Alamance County population
  • 1,5022014 or later
  • 2,2902010 to 2013
  • 12,3662000 to 2009
  • 11,5021990 to 1999
  • 7,5411980 to 1989
  • 8,6221970 to 1979
  • 7,8901960 to 1969
  • 10,1011950 to 1959
  • 4,0531940 to 1949
  • 3,2971939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alamance County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alamance County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Alamance County population
  • 1181 room
  • 452 rooms
  • 5383 rooms
  • 3,1754 rooms
  • 9,5235 rooms
  • 10,7266 rooms
  • 6,9917 rooms
  • 5,4088 rooms
  • 4,4959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alamance County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Alamance County population
  • 2481 room
  • 7562 rooms
  • 2,6713 rooms
  • 10,4244 rooms
  • 5,1615 rooms
  • 2,6916 rooms
  • 6727 rooms
  • 5288 rooms
  • 1999+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alamance County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alamance County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Alamance County population
  • 118no bedroom
  • 4441 bedroom
  • 6,9672 bedrooms
  • 25,5003 bedrooms
  • 6,8204 bedrooms
  • 1,1705+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alamance County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Alamance County population
  • 248no bedroom
  • 3,3851 bedroom
  • 12,1752 bedrooms
  • 7,0753 bedrooms
  • 4354 bedrooms
  • 325+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Alamance County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Alamance County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Alamance County population
  • 1,321no vehicle
  • 9,4621 vehicle
  • 16,2772 vehicles
  • 9,7433 vehicles
  • 2,9794 vehicles
  • 1,2375+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Alamance County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Alamance County population
  • 2,343no vehicle
  • 11,5871 vehicle
  • 6,3502 vehicles
  • 2,5953 vehicles
  • 4624 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

87.1% of Alamance County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in North Carolina.

Alamance County:

87.1%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 101,821
  • Other state: 43,673
  • Northeast: 13,260
  • Midwest: 6,582
  • South: 19,823
  • West: 4,008
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alamance County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.5%Utility gas
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.4%Electricity
  • 33.1%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,089
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 445
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,011
Here:

46.1%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Alamance County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $7,501,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,214,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,354,000
    General - Other: $922,000
    Other Higher Education: $608,000
    General Public Buildings: $154,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $147,722,000
    Other Higher Education: $22,150,000
    Health - Other: $11,317,000
    General - Other: $8,708,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,626,000
    Police Protection: $7,277,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,772,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,443,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,823,000
    Financial Administration: $2,434,000
    Libraries: $2,146,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,534,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,283,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,060,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $816,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $664,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $307,000
    Housing and Community Development: $198,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,993,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,582,000
    Health - Other: $1,373,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $7,608,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $2,799,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $851,000
    Other Higher Education: $779,000
    Police Protection: $777,000
    Libraries: $409,000
    Health - Other: $340,000
    General - Other: $118,000
    Correctional Institutions: $63,000
    General Public Building: $15,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $142,331,000

Alamance County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,592,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,054,000
    Higher Education - Other: $4,220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,992,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $238,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $70,000
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,319,000
    All Other: $503,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,769,000
    All Other: $568,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,208,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,535,000
    Rents: $504,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $131,171,000
    Public Welfare: $12,686,000
    All Other: $3,141,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,050,000
    General Local Government Support: $589,000
    Housing and Community Development: $572,000
  • Tax - Property: $59,724,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,997,000
    NEC: $1,198,000
    Other License: $718,000
    Other Selective Sales: $511,000

Alamance County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,556,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,973,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,470,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,820,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,417,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $650,000

Alamance County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,310,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,585,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,820,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,607
  • Number of aged recipients: 333
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,274
  • Number of recipients under 18: 490
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,518
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 599
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,134
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,149
Alamance County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Alamance County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED522$135,898635$147,4932,305$157,90273$72,1233$464,333237$117,86983$73,313
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$138,68824$185,667177$143,17516$80,0630$09$105,44412$62,583
APPLICATIONS DENIED98$128,449119$122,420949$135,91476$36,3292$815,00071$85,16979$74,709
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN61$115,45996$154,875578$148,35618$95,7221$5,280,00033$88,97020$88,850
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$121,53813$193,000138$140,62310$96,0000$010$115,6005$99,200
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED101$175,733127$186,8271$99,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$229,60030$208,0331$65,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$200,40024$202,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$124,0007$202,2860$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$218,5002$146,0002$86,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Alamance County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,13871.0 years
William98372.9 years
John87673.3 years
Mary78978.4 years
Robert56971.4 years
George39673.0 years
Thomas35972.3 years
Annie34980.3 years
Charles29871.4 years
Margaret29478.3 years
Most common last names in Alamance County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith46576.2 years
Jones35273.4 years
Thompson33076.3 years
Johnson29473.7 years
Moore25774.3 years
Wilson25574.7 years
Williams21674.5 years
Walker21574.2 years
Isley20976.5 years
Holt20975.9 years
Businesses in Alamance County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy2
Advance Auto Parts5Lane Bryant2
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture2
American Eagle Outfitters1LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza2
Arby's2Lowe's2
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone5McDonald's10
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse1
Barnes & Noble1Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance2
Ben & Jerry's1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike13
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Burger King6Old Navy1
CVS7Olive Garden1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A3Panda Express1
Chico's2Panera Bread1
Clarks1Papa John's Pizza3
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless1
Coldwater Creek2Penske2
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites2Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel2Pizza Hut3
Cricket Wireless3Popeyes1
Curves4Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Dennys1RadioShack3
Discount Tire1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza6Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Red Robin1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid4
Dunkin Donuts1Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge1Rue212
Eddie Bauer1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In3
FedEx26Sears3
Finish Line1Sephora2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Skechers USA1
Foot Locker2Sprint Nextel1
Ford2Starbucks4
GNC3Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop3Subaru1
Gap1Subway10
Goodwill3Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile7
H&R Block8T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's2Taco Bell5
Hilton2Talbots2
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1U-Haul9
IHOP1UPS19
IZOD1Vans1
J.Crew1Verizon Wireless2
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York3Waffle House4
Journeys1Walgreens3
Justice1Walmart3
KFC4Wendy's5
Kincaid2YMCA2

Alamance County on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"