Deep Dive on the Data
Continue the conversation with Dr. Rebecca Tippett
Attendees of the 11th Annual State of the Community Report are invited to continue the candid conversations on the data with Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Carolina Demography, and Chamber President & CEO Aaron Nelson.
Lunch and beverages provided by the Chamber.
Review the 2018 State of the Community Presentation on SlideShare.
1) Income - Household income in Orange County is growing faster than surrounding counties and outpacing inflation.
2) Sales - Orange County leads in per capita income (#1 in the state), but lags in per capita sales tax (#48). The retail gap remains wide with additional retail opportunity on the horizon.
3) Housing - Housing prices are increasing, though the rate of growth in Orange is slowest.
4) Jobs/Workers - Job growth is keeping up with worker growth in Orange County.
5) Young People - More young people (under 29) are living and working in Orange County, and more who live outside the county are commuting into Orange for work.
6) Rent/Wages - Rent is getting more expensive in Orange County, but wage growth is outpacing it. The percent of people spending more than 30% of their income on rent in Orange County is declining.
7) Growth - This decade (?the teens?) is on pace to be one of the slowest growing decades in the history of Orange County (1% or less). We are less dense than peer communities.
8) Education - Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools continue to outperform peers and minority student achievement is on the rise.
9) Poverty - Poverty and children in poverty is declining.
10) Crime - Crime is down.