Notable numbers: teacher pay, marijuana taxes, Obamacare enrollees

March 14, 2014 

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

$1.9 million The expected decrease that Wake County is expecting to see in car tax receipts now that the taxes and registration are combine in one collection

25 The number of North Carolina counties with no state dental hygienist or locally funded dental program

7 The percentage decrease in the number of homes for sale in the Triangle in February over a year ago

30 The percentage decrease over two Februarys ago

200,000 The number of North Carolinians who have signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act

25 The percentage of enrollees who are in the 18-34 age range

91 The percentage of enrollees who qualified for government subsidies, one of the highest rates in the nation

1 million How many Tar Heels are eligible for individual health insurance

$14.02 million The worth of the recreational marijuana sold in Colorado in January

$2 million What Colorado collected in taxes on that pot

160 The number of stores licensed to sell pot in Colorado

$45,737 The average teacher pay in North Carolina

$56,103 The national average

$30,778 North Carolina’s pay for beginning teachers, 48th in the nation

$39,241 The national average for beginning pay

15 The percentage drop in average buying power for North Carolina teachers over the past decade after inflation – the sharpest decline in the nation

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