Median household income key predictor of internet access

By on 12.14.18 in Economic Data

Yesterday’s post provided topline statistics about internet access in North Carolina. For many readers, this post raised more questions than it answered. Specifically, one reader wanted to know how many individuals had internet access only through their cell phones. Others had more specific questions about the relationship between income, geography, and access. These questions are addressable with the data and are the focus of this post. How many of the people with internet access are…

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NC in Focus: Households Receiving Retirement Income

In 2000, nearly 515,000 of the state’s 3.1 million households—16%—received retirement income. This proportion increased to 19% or 693,000 households by 2010-14, according to the American Community Survey. While the number of households receiving retirement income has increased by 178,000, a growth rate of 35%, the aggregate value of retirement income received has grown even more. Retirement income received by North Carolina households rose from $8.7 billion in 2000 to $15.1 billion by 2010-14. This…

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NC in Focus: Housing costs burden 1.2 million NC households

By on 7.3.14 in Housing

More than one-third of American households (35%) were cost burdened in 2012, meaning that they spent more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a recent study by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. The 2012 American Community Survey shows that North Carolina is slightly below the national average: 1.2 million or 32% of the state’s households were cost burdened. Of these, 570,000 households (15% of all NC households) faced severe…

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