Vance County is located in north-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Henderson and the largest city is Henderson . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.vancecounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 44,614 and the 2010 census population was 45,419. The land area is 253.52 square miles and there are 179.2 persons per square mile.
46.7% of the population is White, 50.7% is Black or African American, 7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 75.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $99,600, there are 16,640 households, an average of 2.66 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,905, the median household income is $34,987, and 28% of the persons in Vance County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,089. Retail sales (in $1000) were $582,116, and sales per capita were $13,553. The percentage of black-owned firms is 25.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.5%.
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