Connections

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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In 2013, North Carolina ranked 14th in the nation for total carbon dioxide emissions.

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

In 2014, Hoke and Jones counties had more than 66 percent of their residents commute outside the county for work

Onslow, Dare & Cumberland counties had greater than 90 percent of residents commute to work within the county borders.

From 2010-2013, 30 percent more residents of Camden County NC commuted within the county for employment.

From 2010-2013, 18 percent fewer residents of Caswell County commuted within the county for employment.

In 2014, Pender County had the largest amount of outdoor recreation acreage in North Carolina with 98,762 acres.

15,601

At the end of 2014, North Carolina had 15,601 renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs in 574 firms.

At the end of 2014, Durham County had the largest employment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector in NC.

In 2014, Onslow, Guilford, Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Buncombe & Mecklenburg counties had >100 energy efficient buildings

3,148

In 2014, North Carolina had a total of 3,148 energy efficient buildings throughout the state.

In 2012, Randolph County had the greatest number of farmers who made farming their primary occupation.

From 1980-2013, Cherokee County increased their paved highway miles by 81 percent, the largest in the state.

From 1980-2013, the state of North Carolina increased the number of paved highway miles by 30 percent.

In 2013, Wake, Guilford, Johnston and Robeson counties had the greatest number of paved highway miles in North Carolina.

In 2014, Warren County disposed the least amount of solid waste per capita in North Carolina.

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Sixty nine counties disposed less solid waste per capita than North Carolina's average amount of .93 tons per capita.

In 2014, Dare County disposed the greatest amount of solid waste per capita in North Carolina.

39,879

In 2013, Person, Martin, Haywood, Catawba and Craven counties released the greatest amount of carbon monoxide emissions.

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From 2004-2013, 40 counties in North Carolina reduced their tons of volatile organic compounds released by point sources

Robeson County had the greatest percentage decrease in nitrogen oxide emissions from 2004-2013.

3,271

By the end of 2014, North Carolina installed 3,271 renewable energy projects, the majority of which were solar.

In 2012, Hyde county had the highest percentage of households receiving energy assistance at 5.1 percent.

In 2013, Bertie, Halifax and Vance counties had the highest percentage of households receiving energy assistance.

From 2000-2013, McDowell and Martin counties were the only counties in NC that had a decrease in travel expenditures.