Information About 27577

The total estimated population is 19,086. Density is very low at 175 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 13,504; Black: 4,298; Two or More Races: 187; Asian: 79; American Indian: 70; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 7; Other Race: 941; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 1,836 (10%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 17,250 (90%)

There are 1,503 foreign born residents, of which 13.7% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 979; Honduras: 197; Guatemala: 44; Germany: 41; India: 40; Cuba: 18; Austria: 15; U.S. Born: This State: 13,321; South: 2,092; Northeast: 1,227; Midwest: 508; West: 340;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in27577 Most Common US Birthplaces in27577

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 37 years.

Age Distribution

There are 1,526 married couples with children and 653 single-parent households (127 men, 526 women).

The median household income is $33,188 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; North Carolina: $39,184; 27577: $33,188;

17% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; North Carolina: 12%; 27577: 17%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 5,532; Government: 1,556; Self-employed: 559; Unpaid family work: 61; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 2,406; Sales and office: 1,997; Professional and related: 1,552; Production, transportation, and material moving: 1,381; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 1,306; Office and administrative support: 1,000;

Work Types in27577 Common Occupations in27577

The average commute time is 28 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 5,991; Car or truck (carpooled): 1,486; Worked at home: 161; Walked: 87; Public transportation: 81; Motorcycle: 43; Bicycle: 15;

Transportation to work methods in27577

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in27577.

There are 7,789 housing units, of which 5,409 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 4,547; Renter: 2,788; Vacant: 454; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 3,040; Not Mortgaged: 1,507;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in27577

The median single family home value is $100,900.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; North Carolina: $985; 27577: $944;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; North Carolina: $431; 27577: $364;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 748; 1940 to 1949: 407; 1950 to 1959: 929; 1960 to 1969: 1,257; 1970 to 1979: 1,396; 1980 to 1989: 1,418; 1990 to 1994: 707; 1995 to 1998: 689; 1999 to March 2000: 238;

0.3% of homes lack plumbing and 3.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 3,805; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 1,850; Utility Gas: 1,083; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 482;

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