Workforce Statistics


August 2017 Labor Force and Unemployment Information

 Labor Force 12,520
Employment 12,038
Unemployment 482
Unemployment Rate 3.8%

Source: ACCESSNC, NC  Department of Commerce

Income and Earning Characteristics

2015 (Most Recent Census Data)
Median Family Income $45,510
Median Household Income $35,238
Population with Income Below Poverty Level 20.7%
Median Workers Earnings $21,270
Per Capita Income $31,519


Educational Attainment by Population 25+

Level of Attainment Residents 25+ % of Residents 25+
High School Graduate 16,628 82.8%
At Least Bachelor’s Degree 3,796 18.8%

Source:  NC Department of Commerce