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Table 7 - Demographic, Economic, and Health Resources Data

County Income Levels Health Care Personnel, 2001
Persons Per1
Hospital Use Rate, 20015
Per Capita, 2000 Percent Persons Below Poverty, 2000 Primary Care Physician2 Primary Care Physicians Plus Extenders3 Registered Nurse4 Dentist4
North Carolina 26,882 12.3 1,198 872 109 2,471 110
Alamance 25,832 11.1 1,758 1,305 157 2,227 112
Alexander 23,738 8.5 2,612 2,002 274 5,660 107
Alleghany 25,413 17.2 976 687 121 5,368 142
Anson 21,883 17.8 1,948 1,554 185 12,662 164
Ashe 22,681 13.5 1,459 1,183 147 6,202 149
Avery 24,162 15.3 984.0 740.0 113 4,427 125
Beaufort 22,530 19.5 1,417 1,033 100 3,022 144
Bertie 21,436 23.5 1,655 1,067 189 19,855 147
Bladen 21,494 21.0 2,494 1,550 200 6,483 126
Brunswick 21,707 12.6 1,923 1,300 200 4,272 134
Buncombe 27,221 11.4 719.0 518.0 64 1,753 107
Burke 21,729 10.7 1,309 1,022 94 3,561 116
Cabarrus 28,961 7.1 1,057 855 100 3,684 125
Caldwell 24,707 10.7 1,725 1,334 198 4,085 129
Camden 22,755 10.1 3,512 3,512 270 75
Carteret 26,090 10.7 1,355 925 132 2,207 116
Caswell 19,494 14.4 1,976 1,550 300 7,904 48
Catawba 27,937 9.1 1,108 776 96 2,460 108
Chatham 30,380 9.7 1,757 1,246 197 5,662 82
Cherokee 18,323 15.3 1,176 854 117 2,745 118
Chowan 23,532 17.6 1,118 970 115 4,846 122
Clay 21,292 11.4 1,503 1,232 153 3,006 83
Cleveland 22,259 13.3 1,308 1,025 123 2,689 134
Columbus 21,640 22.7 2,031 1,172 120 6,092 147
Craven 25,342 13.1 1,194 878 103 2,243 136
Cumberland 24,899 12.8 1,124 805 136 2,923 104
Currituck 24,515 10.7 3,768 2,699 325 18,839 47
Dare 25,454 8.0 1,836 1,220 171 2,081 49
Davidson 25,327 10.1 2,161 1,704 203 5,522 105
Davie 29,156 8.6 2,787 1,982 238 3,294 109
Duplin 20,560 19.4 1,984 1,570 184 5,511 130
Durham 29,739 13.4 539.0 347.0 50 1,595 95
Edgecombe 20,827 19.6 2,279 1,750 187 6,078 159
Forsyth 32,291 11.1 790.0 528.0 67 1,825 111
Franklin 23,276 12.6 2,872 2,329 231 9,764 101
Gaston 25,006 10.9 1,283 944 145 3,033 116
Gates 19,260 17.0 5,280 3,970 364 10,560 70
Graham 18,732 19.5 2,678 1,275 211 8,033 102
Granville 21,850 11.7 1,461 1,067 102 4,515 100
Greene 20,894 20.2 4,750 2,861 297 6,333 100
Guilford 30,372 10.6 1,194 807 95 1,919 108
Halifax 19,874 23.9 1,632 1,272 139 5,194 161
Harnett 19,781 14.9 2,231 1,532 253 7,807 108
Haywood 22,571 11.5 1,400 1,046 143 2,600 133
Henderson 26,593 9.7 1,017 809 101 2,409 139
Hertford 20,384 18.3 1,055 717 91 2,770 136
Hoke 13,408 17.7 2,680 1,840 387 8,711 83
Hyde 20,600 15.4 2,871 1,730 191 115
Iredell 25,767 8.2 1,332 1,056 95 2,097 132
Jackson 21,221 15.1 910.0 645.0 105 2,805 79
Johnston 24,851 12.8 2,242 1,570 255 6,726 111
Jones 20,032 16.9 736.0 574.0 219 141
Lee 26,983 12.8 1,267 912 137 2,247 151
Lenoir 22,953 16.6 1,262 996 108 2,118 181
Lincoln 20,899 9.2 1,982 1,835 223 3,847 107
McDowell 20,374 11.6 2,040 1,303 165 4,283 120
Macon 22,979 12.6 951 816 126 3,804 108
Madison 20,279 15.4 1,798 1,450 309 6,593 105
Martin 20,638 20.2 1,810 1,465 198 5,068 147
Mecklenburg 37,737 9.2 1,107 824 85 1,604 93
Mitchell 20,510 13.8 1,134 884 118 3,969 136
Montgomery 20,766 15.4 2,451 1,477 225 3,852 128
Moore 30,238 11.4 1,232 839 77 1,818 145
Nash 27,024 13.4 1,178 866 107 2,388 116
New Hanover 27,588 13.1 936.0 635.0 77 1,437 108
Northampton 20,487 21.3 3,668 2,366 293 22,008 148
Onslow 22,847 12.9 1,747 1,365 184 2,911 118
Orange 28,864 14.1 373.0 299.0 52 828.0 69
Pamlico 22,788 15.3 1,606 1,137 247 4,283 117
Pasquotank 22,701 18.4 947 726 84 2,919 121
Pender 20,044 13.6 3,235 1,949 231 6,007 114
Perquimans 20,056 17.9 5,761 3,470 245 5,761 116
Person 22,015 12.0 2,007 1,696 186 4,516 115
Pitt 24,599 20.3 671.0 482.0 57 2,646 97
Polk 30,161 10.1 1,448 1,110 111 2,690 91
Randolph 23,548 9.2 2,033 1,719 234 3,775 107
Richmond 20,643 19.6 1,411 1,008 127 3,326 204
Robeson 17,473 22.8 1,571 1,047 187 5,642 163
Rockingham 21,989 12.8 1,611 1,227 164 3,279 134
Rowan 23,327 10.6 1,647 1,278 132 3,293 105
Rutherford 21,101 13.9 1,474 1,198 152 3,962 117
Sampson 20,437 17.6 2,257 1,541 164 6,770 127
Scotland 20,714 20.6 1,276 927 127 5,104 126
Stanly 23,090 10.7 1,782 1,291 155 3,919 126
Stokes 22,429 9.1 3,482 2,669 245 7,544 101
Surry 23,319 12.4 1,275 934 115 2,746 139
Swain 17,160 18.3 943 641 132 6,600 127
Transylvania 25,254 9.5 1,223 1,075 120 3,261 107
Tyrrell 19,257 23.3 4,149 2,499 346 107
Union 24,356 8.1 2,165 1,734 212 5,743 89
Vance 20,923 20.5 1,410 1,035 169 3,122 131
Wake 36,581 7.8 1,107 832 101 1,614 86
Warren 16,779 19.5 2,498 1,878 307 6,661 83
Washington 19,443 21.8 3,400 2,918 239 4,533 136
Watauga 23,328 17.9 1,123 891 115 1,856 87
Wayne 21,550 13.8 1,380 1,019 118 2,760 116
Wilkes 24,162 11.9 1,695 1,191 162 4,722 130
Wilson 24,477 18.5 1,583 1,209 129 3,719 123
Yadkin 22,816 10.0 2,287 1,619 236 4,573 120
Yancey 19,383 15.8 1,501 1,084 257 6,004 123
  1. A dash (-) indicates county had no resource of the type stated. Practitioners are by county of practice October 2001.
  2. Active federal and nonfederal physicians in general or family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology. Physicians providing very little direct patient care are excluded.
  3. Physician extenders are nurse practitioners and physician assistants, each weighted as .66 of a physician and added to the number of primary care physicians.
  4. Active federal and nonfederal.
  5. Based on county of residence. Rates are per 1,000 population, excluding estimated military in Cumberland, Onslow, Craven, and Wayne counties. Numerators are 2001 discharges from nonfederal hospitals located in North Carolina. Normal newborn babies are excluded. Only North Carolina residents served in North Carolina hospitals are included. Counties with a large percentage of patients leaving North Carolina for hospital care are: Camden, Caswell, Clay, Currituck, Dare, and Gates.

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