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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Brunswick County had the highest percent change in those 65 years and older from 2000-2010

8% of the residents in Tyrrell County have a bachelor's degree or higher in 2014, the lowest in the state.

Transylvania County has the highest dependency ratio in the state (74%).

Four counties in NC face the loss of more than 40% of current jobs due to automation.

Northampton county faces the potential loss of nearly 30% of total wages due to automation.

The five counties most vulnerable to disruption are Northampton, Vance, Halifax, Robeson, and Nash.

Orange County had the highest percentage of population with Associate's degree or higher in 2013.


Twenty-seven counties in NC has less than 10% of non-white population in 2014.

Orange County has the highest percentage of residents with an Associate's degree or higher.

Less than 20 percent of North Carolina residents 25 years and older have a bachelor's degree or higher in 2013.

Percentage of minority young adults has increased 57% from 1980 to 2013 in NC.

Wake County has the largest increase in population density from 1980-2010.

In 2010, Watauga county had the lowest percentage of population under 18 years, at 13.8%.


95% of state's high-tech jobs were spread across 22 counties in 2013.


The number of utility patents issued to Wake County residents has doubled from 2005-2013, to 1,352 in 2013.

Durham County has the highest creative jobs as percentage of total jobs in 2009.

Mecklenburg County had the highest amount of announced new industry investment between 2005 and 2013.

Stokes county had the largest increase in the proportion of senior population between 2000-2010.


Among urban counties, Davidson had the highest % of workers in emerging industries in 2010 (38%).


Eighty-five percent of Ashe County’s manufacturing workers were in the highest paying industries in 2010.


Small businesses in 14 counties were awarded SBIR/STTR awards in 2013.


Mecklenburg County created 1958 manufacturing start-ups between 1990 and 2009, the most of any county.


72 counties in North Carolina have greater than 90 percent of households with broadband access.


As many as 1.2 million jobs across NC will be made redundant by automation and technical advances in the coming decades.


Construction laborers, 17,220 total in NC, is one of the occupations most vulnerable to automation.