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North Carolina Health Statistics Pocket Guide - 2009

Table 7 Part 2 - Economic and Health Resources Data

County Income Levels Health Care Personnel, 2009
Persons Per1
Hospital Use Rate, 20085
Per Capita, 2008 Percent Persons Below Poverty, 2000 Primary Care Physician2 Primary Care Physician Plus Extenders3 Registered Nurse4 Dentist4
North Carolina $35,249 12.3 1,008 678 103 2,292 118
Alamance $31,501 11.1 1,290 976 141 2,282 131
Alexander $29,292 8.5 3,392 2,120 314 6,219 118
Alleghany $27,884 17.2 1,407 1,128 225 11,258 139
Anson $27,072 17.8 1,680 1,377 187 6,298 159
Ashe $28,293 13.5 1,558 1,063 201 4,415 130
Avery $27,633 15.3 2,034 1,225 140 3,661 130
Beaufort $32,399 19.5 1,436 933 119 2,370 117
Bertie $28,889 23.5 2,235 1,237 176 20,114 147
Bladen $28,859 21.0 2,289 1,341 188 4,578 131
Brunswick $30,996 12.6 1,728 1,152 201 3,571 120
Buncombe $34,969 11.4 541 377 57 1,422 112
Burke $29,684 10.7 1,281 930 89 2,562 123
Cabarrus $35,280 7.1 842 631 95 3,004 136
Caldwell $28,127 10.7 1,635 1,249 189 3,642 127
Camden $33,881 10.1 9,732 9,732 389 - 59
Carteret $37,796 10.7 1,294 761 126 1,703 130
Caswell $29,314 14.4 2,619 1,578 406 11,786 67
Catawba $31,823 9.1 1,154 641 84 2,243 112
Chatham $43,894 9.7 1,785 1,352 232 4,165 92
Cherokee $24,804 15.3 1,935 1,103 128 3,386 96
Chowan $31,635 17.6 741 602 97 2,964 126
Clay $27,360 11.4 2,108 1,379 215 2,635 76
Cleveland $29,609 13.3 1,233 839 104 3,182 137
Columbus $29,688 22.7 1,522 937 129 5,631 138
Craven $36,121 13.1 1,180 831 98 2,332 163
Cumberland $40,791 12.8 776 530 121 2,676 103
Currituck $34,939 10.7 4,763 3,768 449 4,763 43
Dare $37,934 8.0 1,185 714 151 1,636 64
Davidson $31,742 10.1 2,105 1,523 209 5,332 107
Davie $36,438 8.6 2,783 1,592 314 4,639 112
Duplin $28,088 19.4 1,850 1,252 188 4,128 138
Durham $38,795 13.4 390 248 46 1,487 114
Edgecombe $29,052 19.6 2,139 1,431 147 7,332 192
Forsyth $37,278 11.0 676 416 58 1,912 128
Franklin $29,040 12.6 3,699 2,782 282 14,798 113
Gaston $32,727 10.9 1,256 880 130 2,623 133
Gates $25,525 17.0 11,814 7,117 473 - 49
Graham $26,794 19.5 2,082 1,046 260 8,327 129
Granville $27,761 11.7 1,008 741 101 3,191 109
Greene $26,931 20.2 2,376 1,431 238 4,277 107
Guilford $38,534 10.6 1,002 631 87 1,874 120
Halifax $27,658 23.9 1,314 954 128 4,598 190
Harnett $28,015 14.9 2,565 1,573 282 5,642 114
Haywood $31,336 11.5 1,415 905 134 2,232 135
Henderson $35,901 9.7 1,002 670 104 2,338 127
Hertford $26,985 18.3 1,143 761 79 3,001 123
Hoke $26,686 17.7 3,549 2,205 431 6,591 88
Hyde $28,251 15.4 - 1,634 207 - 89
Iredell $32,888 8.2 1,114 786 96 2,013 129
Jackson $29,477 15.1 844 586 104 2,714 102
Johnston $32,316 12.8 2,103 1,497 250 5,257 114
Jones $31,750 16.9 564 462 192 3,383 168
Lee $30,983 12.8 1,148 835 155 2,546 142
Lenoir $32,309 16.6 1,244 887 90 2,289 196
Lincoln $32,912 9.2 1,545 1,168 209 3,441 118
McDowell $25,410 11.6 1,790 1,171 183 4,971 122
Macon $30,066 12.6 841 725 165 2,029 100
Madison $27,460 15.4 1,895 1,184 331 5,212 103
Martin $30,617 20.2 1,835 1,525 151 4,771 169
Mecklenburg $45,264 9.2 837 577 87 1,555 99
Mitchell $25,919 13.8 695 578 90 2,663 148
Montgomery $26,386 15.4 4,664 2,110 264 9,328 131
Moore $38,919 11.4 977 613 72 1,581 132
Nash $33,067 13.4 1,141 796 94 2,177 156
New Hanover $36,629 13.1 752 441 73 1,376 109
Northampton $30,694 21.3 4,204 2,532 318 10,509 168
Onslow $39,932 12.9 1,436 998 197 3,205 84
Orange $47,063 14.1 298 223 43 965 93
Pamlico $35,257 15.3 2,568 1,335 247 3,210 133
Pasquotank $26,701 18.4 1,231 759 98 3,487 102
Pender $29,253 13.6 3,318 2,050 282 3,793 108
Perquimans $28,664 17.9 6,490 3,910 309 3,245 103
Person $30,098 12.0 1,914 1,049 196 3,827 140
Pitt $32,874 20.3 598 379 48 2,366 117
Polk $40,129 10.1 968 728 147 3,226 96
Randolph $28,510 9.1 2,007 1,514 239 3,957 106
Richmond $26,960 19.6 1,378 1,007 128 4,259 193
Robeson $24,935 22.8 1,440 891 141 5,042 171
Rockingham $29,850 12.8 1,767 1,192 206 3,995 141
Rowan $30,620 10.6 962 707 126 2,702 114
Rutherford $27,667 13.9 1,520 1,055 144 3,989 122
Sampson $28,559 17.6 1,768 1,223 192 5,946 133
Scotland $26,901 20.6 1,026 703 110 3,693 163
Stanly $29,836 10.7 1,430 1,076 147 4,291 130
Stokes $29,155 9.1 3,599 2,104 325 6,685 113
Surry $29,802 12.4 935 623 116 3,078 152
Swain $26,799 18.3 495 365 104 2,770 188
Transylvania $33,771 9.5 840 724 130 2,826 124
Tyrrell $25,288 23.3 - 6,441 386 - 91
Union $33,673 8.1 2,024 1,518 224 4,788 96
Vance $29,373 20.5 1,118 725 144 3,635 149
Wake $41,691 7.8 976 663 97 1,487 96
Warren $24,457 19.4 9,966 5,008 433 3,986 97
Washington $29,735 21.8 2,600 1,265 210 6,500 115
Watauga $32,049 17.9 945 650 117 1,745 85
Wayne $31,364 13.8 1,421 905 110 2,379 144
Wilkes $31,552 11.9 1,535 1,104 150 3,751 144
Wilson $32,683 18.5 1,569 960 123 3,637 142
Yadkin $29,327 10.0 2,533 1,611 306 9,499 143
Yancey $23,887 15.8 1,686 1,054 244 6,184 123

1. A dash (-) indicates county had no resource of the type stated. Practitioners are by county of practice October 2009.
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. Numerators are 2008 discharges from nonfederal hospitals located in North Carolina. Normal newborn babies are excluded. Only North Carolina residents served in North Carolina hopitals are included. Counties bordering other states may have smaller rates due to patients leaving North Carolina for hospital care.

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