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County Indicators

HEALTH FACTORS AND OUTCOMES INDICATOR Brunswick Columbus New Hanover Onslow Pender North Carolina
Mortality Premature Death*
per 100,000
8,349 12,108 6,525 7,303 8,143 8,349
Morbidity Poor Physical Health Days* past 30 days 2.9 5.3 3.3 4.2 3 3.6
Poor Mental Health Days* past 30 days 3.5 4.5 3.4 3.8 2.7 3.4
Healthy Behaviors Adult Smoking* % of adults that smoke 21% 23% 18% 25% 28% 20%
Adult Obesity* % of adults BMI ›=30 30% 32% 26% 28% 29% 29%
Childhood Obesity***, 2009 18.4% 15.5% 15.3% 12.3% 28.4% 18.0%
Excessive Drinking* 15% ***** 18% 18% 18% 13%
HEALTH FACTORS AND OUTCOMES INDICATOR Brunswick Columbus New Hanover Onslow Pender North Carolina
Clinical Care Uninsured* 20% 21% 19% 15% 20% 19%
Primary Care Physicians* ratio of population to physicians 2342:1 2509:1 1132:1 3046:1 3141:1 1461:1
Dentists* ratio of population to dentists 3513:1 5075:1 1511:1 1289:1 3346:1 2171:1
Mental Health Providers* ratio of population to mental health providers 1918:1 1121:1 393:1 902:1 1783:1 714:1
HEALTH FACTORS AND OUTCOMES INDICATOR Brunswick Columbus New Hanover Onslow Pender North Carolina
Social & Economic High School Graduation* % of 9th graders that graduate in 4 years 85.7% 84.8% 82.4% 87.2% 87.2% 82.5%
Median Income** $45,132 $34,938 $48,893 $45,457 $44,568 $46,291
Unemployment* % of population 16+ 10.6% 12.6% 9.2% 8.7% 10.8% 9.5%
% of Persons below poverty level, 2007-2011** 15% 23% 15.9% 13.8% 15.9% 16.1%
Children in Poverty* % of children under 18 30% 35% 22% 20% 27% 26%
Violent Crime Rate* per 100,000 224 450 469 283 318 372
Physical Environment Access to exercise opportunities* 44% 30% 79% 34% 48% 65%
Limited Access to Healthy Foods* % of low income population not close to a grocery store 5% 1% 8% 11% 3% 7%
HEALTH FACTORS AND OUTCOMES INDICATOR Brunswick Columbus New Hanover Onslow Pender North Carolina

*Source: 2014 County Health Rankings

**Source: US Census Bureau State & County Quick Facts

***Source: 2009 North Carolina-Nutrition and Physical Activity Surveillance System (NC-NPASS) includes data on children 2-18 seen in North Carolina Public Health Sponsored WIC and Child Health Clinics and some School Based Health Centers.

**** Source: 2013 N.C. Department of Public Instruction

*****data not available

NC State and 5 Counties Population

Brunswick Columbus New Hanover Onslow Pender North Carolina State
Overall Population, 2010 107,431 58,098 202,667 177,772 52,217 9,535,483
Persons Under 5 Years, 2011 5.1% 5.9% 5.6% 9.7% 5.9% 6.5%
Persons Under 18 Years, 2011 18.4% 23.1% 19.7% 25.1% 22.6% 23.7%
Persons 65 Years and Over, 2011 22.5% 15.7% 14.2% 7.6% 15.4% 13.2%
Number of Veterans, 2007-2011 13,378 4,156 17,618 20,492 5,102 743,377

Source: US Census Bureau State & County Quick Facts

Demographics

Brunswick Columbus New Hanover Onslow Pender North Carolina
Female 54,771 29,345 104,398 82,423 26,083 4,645,492
Male 52,660 28,753 98,269 95,349 26,134 4,465,492
Black or African American 13,177 18,162 31,747 31,426 9,673 2,151,456
Asian 843 237 3,443 5,757 348 252,585
White or Caucasian 90,901 36,374 163,708 138,114 40,572 6,698,465
Hispanic or Latino 5,549 2,662 10,716 17,896 3,194 800,120
American Indian and Native Alaskan 1,519 2,339 2,214 2,897 663 184,082

Source: American Fact Finder: US Census Bureau: April 2010 Census

Economic Well-being

As part of the Article 3J Act, every year the Department of Commerce ranks each county based on economic well-being and assigns it to one of three tiers. The rankings reflect the counties' relative economic status based on four factors: 12-month unemployment rate, median household income, 36-month population growth rate, and per capita adjusted assessed property value. The 40 most distressed counties are designated as Tier 1, the next 40 are Tier 2, and the 20 least distressed are Tier 3. The tier designation of a county impacts the value of a company's eligible credits; the more distressed a county, the larger the eligible amount of the credit for the specified activity. This tier system is incorporated into various state programs in addition to Article 3J credits.

Brunswick Columbus New Hanover Onslow Pender
Overall Population, 2010 3 1 3 2 3
Persons Under 5 Years, 2011 3 1 3 2 3
Persons Under 18 Years, 2011 3 1 3 3 3
Persons 65 Years and Over, 2011 3 1 3 3 3
Number of Veterans, 2007-2011 3 1 3 2 2

Source: North Carolina Department of Commerce: 2013 Article 3J County Tier Designations