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Vance County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 44,614 (46% urban, 54% rural); it was 42,954 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,588
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,177
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,726
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,630 (it was 5,473 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

33%

Land area: 254 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 176 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Vance County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.7%), Public administration (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 34%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Vance County, North Carolina:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (49.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (42.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 20,939  (46.9%)
Females: 23,675  (53.1%)

Vance County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Vance County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,937 ($31,301 in 1999)

This county:

$34937
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $435 (lower quartile is $341, upper quartile is $526)
This county:

$435
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,054 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Vance:

$100,054
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,981 - $169,069

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $152,935
Here:

$152,935
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $142,703
Here:

$142,703
State:

$173,086

Mobile homes: $77,830
Here:

$77,830
State:

$64,697
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $974
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $327

Institutionalized population: 399

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 19
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 674
  • Thefts: 608
  • Auto thefts: 72

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 37
  • Burglaries: 753
  • Thefts: 597
  • Auto thefts: 58
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 136 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2001: 115 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2002: 126 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2003: 146 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 122 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2006: 105 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2007: 90 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2008: 80 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2009: 47 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2010: 43 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $166,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $986 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $784 (0.9%)

Vance County household income distribution in 2009 Vance County home values distribution Vance County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.9%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 50.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.5% for other race residents, 36.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.9%
Vance County:

25.9%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.6% for Black residents, 48.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.7% for other race residents, 38.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 58 years old, Asian residents: 55 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Vance County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $603 a month.

Cities in this county include: Henderson, South Henderson, Middleburg, Kittrell.

Vance County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Vance County: Chinqua-Penn Camp (A), Dan Valley Golf Club (B), Intelligence (C), Guilrock Camp (D), Wolf Island Racetrack (E), Powells Store (F), Mayodan Camp (G), Harrisons Crossroads (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Eden Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Vance County include: Greenwood Presbyterian Church (A), Grooms Chapel (B), Guerrant Springs Church (C), Hayes Chapel (D), Hickory Grove United Methodist Church (E), High Rock Church (F), Hillview Church (G), Howards Chapel (H), Jones Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gibson Cemetery (1), Eden Gardens Cemetery (2), Elm Grove Cemetery (3), Llewellyn Cemetery (4), Martin Cemetery (5), Pleasantville Cemetery (6), Providence Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Wade (A), Hester Lake (B), Tuttles Lake (C), Lake Lamar (D), Reidsville Quarry Lake (E), Talleys Lake (F), Hesters Lake (G), Clarks Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fishing Creek (A), Fall Creek (B), Eurins Creek (C), Candy Creek (D), Dry Creek (E), Covenant Branch (F), Cascade Creek (G), Carroll Creek (H), Buckhorn Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Vance County include: Chinqua Penn Plantation Historical Landmark (1), Haw River State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Currituck County , Lawrence County, Arkansas , Guilford County , Isle of Wight County, Virginia , Person County , Chesapeake city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.2%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,332
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,459 (18% naturalized citizens)

Vance County:

3.4%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 704
  • 1990 to 1994: 327
  • 1985 to 1989: 109
  • 1980 to 1984: 156
  • 1975 to 1979: 64
  • 1970 to 1974: 44
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1965 to 1969: 28

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.1%

Vance County marital status for males Vance County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,032
  • One, attached: 311
  • Two: 692
  • 3 or 4: 401
  • 5 to 9: 357
  • 10 to 19: 58
  • 20 or more: 288
  • Mobile homes: 5,050
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Vance County with a mortgage: 4,049 (414 second mortgage, 634 home equity loan, 31 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,599

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Vance County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,20551
Mainline Protestant4,95533
Black Protestant2,64420
Catholic8501
Other5552
None23,213-
Vance 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: 13
Vance County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Vance County:

8.86 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Vance County:

12.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Vance County:

33.8%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Vance County:

Average size of farms: 329 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $60,717
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $962.78
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $51,780
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,278
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.31%
Corn for grain: 231 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2668 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5220 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Vance County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 2429314.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 29 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/20/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vance County-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% 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 90.3 miles away from Vance 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 330.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 287.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from Vance County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 258.0 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 CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolinaurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1490): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 4, 2002 to December 6, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1448): December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North CarolinaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1312): January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 2, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1292): September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 4, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3146): September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to October 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1134): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1134, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1087): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North CarolinaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3110): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North CarolinaDrought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3049): August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3049, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Vance County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (75%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Peru (2%)
  • Dominican Republic (2%)
  • Germany (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Vance County (%):

  • United States or American (20%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Vance County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,751 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 3,432 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 27 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 242 (1%)
  • Other means: 187 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 231 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 417 people in nursing homes
  • 254 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 67 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes

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

  • 300 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 274 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 121 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 45 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $37,755.

4.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.38% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($20,376 average AGI)
1.25% relocated from other states ($7,608 average AGI)
Vance County:

1.25%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Granville County, NC  0.89% ($22,090 average AGI)
from Warren County, NC  0.59% ($22,888)
from Wake County, NC  0.58% ($37,713)
from Franklin County, NC  0.39% ($27,207)
from Durham County, NC  0.19% ($23,103)
from Guilford County, NC  0.09% ($33,429)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.92% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($20,135 average AGI)
1.30% relocated to other states ($6,666 average AGI)
Vance County:

1.30%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Granville County, NC  0.94% ($29,296 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.66% ($28,140)
to Warren County, NC  0.62% ($24,223)
to Franklin County, NC  0.46% ($26,114)
to Durham County, NC  0.21% ($23,844)
to Guilford County, NC  0.13% ($22,000)
to Pitt County, NC  0.09% ($29,143)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.2

Births per 1000 population in Vance County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Vance County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Vance County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vance County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vance County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,078 (5,694 aged, 2,384 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,406 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (499)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (407)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (390)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (354)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (309)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (307)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (221)
  • Unspecified dementia (197)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (160)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (137)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.28
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13169.92
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 233.020
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 73015.95

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1617.510
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1158.300
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.85

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.11

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.42

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 122.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 89.3
  • Other - 33.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 89.3. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 44,576
  • In family households: 38,192 (6,732 male householders, 5,296 female householders)
    7,153 spouses, 13,319 children (12,325 natural, 319 adopted, 675 stepchildren), 2,095 grandchildren, 690 brothers or sisters, 495 parents, 944 other relatives, 1,219 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,384 (2,347 male householders (1,924 living alone)), 3,020 female householders (2,638 living alone)), 1,017 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 846 (399 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,003 2-persons, 3,031 3-persons, 2,159 4-persons, 1,092 5-persons, 442 6-persons, 301 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,562 1-person, 666 2-persons, 84 3-persons, 42 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

5,627 married couples with children.
4,060 single-parent households (583 men, 3,477 women).

94.2% of residents of Vance County speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $278,432,000 ($6361 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,027,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $114,410,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $54,751,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $944,000
Federal grants: $92,510,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,160,000 ($12,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,656,000 ($50,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $449,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,959,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,136,000

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

Births: 3,799
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,556
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +604
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -981
Here -22 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Vance County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.33 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 118
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,367
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,974
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,840
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,295
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,144
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,344
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,101
  • 1939 or earlier: 766
Rooms in houses/apartments in Vance County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 320
  • 4 rooms: 1,199
  • 5 rooms: 3,569
  • 6 rooms: 2,564
  • 7 rooms: 1,382
  • 8 rooms: 787
  • 9+ rooms: 830
  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 324
  • 3 rooms: 764
  • 4 rooms: 1,878
  • 5 rooms: 1,357
  • 6 rooms: 677
  • 7 rooms: 320
  • 8 rooms: 91
  • 9+ rooms: 33
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Vance County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 259
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,356
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,388
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,401
  • 5+ bedrooms: 312
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 1,120
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,332
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,650
  • 4 bedrooms: 292
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
Cars and other vehicles available in Vance County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 525
  • 1 vehicle: 2,970
  • 2 vehicles: 4,526
  • 3 vehicles: 1,858
  • 4 vehicles: 528
  • 5+ vehicles: 319
  • no vehicle: 1,462
  • 1 vehicle: 2,380
  • 2 vehicles: 1,302
  • 3 vehicles: 264
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

60% of Vance County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in North Carolina.

Vance County:

59.6%
State average:

54.4%

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

  • This state: 34544
  • Northeast: 2267
  • Midwest: 716
  • South: 3554
  • West: 338

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $92,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Vance County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (52.6%)
  • Utility gas (17.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.0%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Electricity (39.0%)
  • Utility gas (27.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.3%)
  • Wood (4.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 333
Here:

5.9%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 72
Here:

3.4%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 144
Here:

11.5%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Vance County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,631,000
    Higher Education - Other: $378,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $51,469,000
    Other Higher Education: $21,088,000
    Health Services - Other: $20,906,000
    Welfare - Other: $7,095,000
    General - Other: $2,662,000
    Police Protection: $2,421,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,179,000
    Liquor Stores: $1,771,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,700,000
    Fire Protection: $1,667,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,170,000
    Financial Administration: $687,000
    General Public Buildings: $637,000
    Parks & Recreation: $458,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $263,000
    Libraries: $256,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $144,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,445,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,758,000
    Health: $12,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $3,972,000
    General: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $676,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $180,000
    Health - Other: $143,000
    Police Protection: $27,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,862,000

Vance County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $10,322,000
    Higher Education - Other: $3,811,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,428,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,127,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $50,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,007,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $912,000
    General Support: $413,000
    Public Welfare: $181,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $796,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $767,000
    Special Assessments: $223,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $2,108,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,337,000
    Health & Hospitals: $9,545,000
    Public Welfare: $6,418,000
    General Support: $1,051,000
    All Other: $801,000
    Housing & Community Development: $326,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,825,000
    Total General Sales: $6,795,000
    NEC: $650,000
    Other Selective Sales: $83,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $15,000

Vance County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $7,480,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $10,130,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,708,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $9,095,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $7,650,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,770,000
    Other, NEC: $507,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $710,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,035,000
    Other, NEC: $551,000

Vance County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,366,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,788,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,233
  • Number of aged recipients: 200
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,033
  • Number of recipients under 18: 473
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,327
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 433
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 879
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 950
Vance County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Vance County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Vance County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James41169.9 years
Mary36577.5 years
William30670.9 years
John27072.0 years
Robert21270.0 years
Annie17178.2 years
George16270.2 years
Willie14371.2 years
Joseph11369.8 years
Thomas11171.8 years
Most common last names in Vance County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams22970.6 years
Harris21772.7 years
Davis16975.5 years
Jones15171.9 years
Ayscue11373.9 years
Bullock11072.6 years
Edwards11076.0 years
Allen9770.6 years
Hargrove9367.8 years
Perry8771.5 years
Businesses in Vance County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Bath & Body Works1Lowe's1
Blockbuster1McDonald's3
Burger King3Nike1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
ColorTyme1Rite Aid1
Cracker Barrel1Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Sears1
Dennys1Sleep Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Econo Lodge1Subway3
FedEx3T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1Toyota1
GameStop1U-Haul3
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS8
Hilton1Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Waffle House2
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC2YMCA1
Kincaid1