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Explore more than 150 data sets to see how North Carolina and its counties are measuring up. Use the easy-to-understand charts and graphs to better comprehend our challenges and find the connections among them.

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40% of private college enrollment comes from the Triangle and Piedmont regions of the state.

50% of the enrollment growth in private colleges between 2000 and 2009 was concentrated in six counties.

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While enrollment in NC private colleges has increased since 2000, enrollment in 22 counties has actually decreased.

In 2010-11 60.1% of funding to K-12 schools was from the state. The national average for state funding is 45.5%.

25,000

In 2013, two counties had more than 25,000 students enrolled in a community college.

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There are more K-12 students in Mecklenburg & Wake counties than in the 74 smallest districts in NC combined in 2016.

One out of every five K-12 students in North Carolina are either from Wake or Mecklenburg County schools in 2014.

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In 2010-11 school year, 7 of Guilford County's high schools graduated 100% of their students.

Warren County high schools had the lowest graduate rate in the state at 72% in 2014-15.

Over 95% of high school students graduated from Newton-Conover City Schools, the best rate in the state.

Vance County has had the highest teen birth rate between 2002 and 2008.

In 2013, 40.8% of adults in Edgecombe County were obese -- the highest in the state.

7 percent of counties have an average life expectancy of 80 years or greater.

Tyrrell County has not had a primary care physician since 2007.

Graham county had the highest rate of suicide deaths from 2010-2014.

At 6.2%, Currituck County had the lowest percentage of low birth weight babies in the state from 2011-2015.

Alcohol related motor vehicle accidents declined 25% in NC from 2000-2014.

The Healthy NC 2020 objective is for 90.1% of adults to report good, very good, or excellent health.

The rate of infant mortality among African Americans was more than 100% higher than the rate for whites in 2013.

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At 357.2 per 100,00 population, Gates County had the lowest cancer incidence in the state between 2009 and 2013.

In 2013, diabetic Medicare enrollees in Swain County received the lowest percentage (48%) of diabetic screening.

The greatest increase in diabetic screening among Medicare enrollees since 2006 occurred in Tyrrell County.

$76

NC adult obesity was projected to cost $76 billion in direct medical and indirect costs in 2011.

From 2006-2014, Moore County saw the largest decline in road conditions based on NC DOT's pavement ratings.