Alamance County NC Information


Alamance County Subdivisions

Alamance County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 158,650
Population in Households 154,357
Population in Familes 124,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,293
Population Density1 374
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 62,482
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 41,121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 69,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,205 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,277 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,104 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $146,190
Average Home Value $182,138


Median Household Income $43,598
Average Household Income $59,977
Per Capita Income $24,097
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.76%
Households 0.66% 0.7%
Families 0.5% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alamance County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alamance County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 84th
Population Density1 # 12 89th
Diversity Index2 # 27 74th
Median Household Income # 37 64th
Per Capita Income # 30 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.