East Arcadia, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of East Arcadia had a population of 476 as of July 1, 2016. East Arcadia ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Arcadia is located at latitude 34.3817 and longitude -78.3235 in Bladen County. The formal boundaries for the Town of East Arcadia (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bladen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of East Arcadia (GNIS ID: 2406411) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of East Arcadia is located within Township of Carvers Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bladen County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Arcadia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Arcadia: Marlville.

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East Arcadia, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 476
Population in Households 476
Population in Familes 393
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 218
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $71,667
Average Home Value $100,000


Median Household Income $29,038
Average Household Income $41,667
Per Capita Income $17,727
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.42%
Households -0.42% -0.32%
Families -0.87% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

East Arcadia, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Arcadia to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 570 23rd
Population Density1 # 632 15th
Diversity Index2 # 313 58th
Median Household Income # 641 13th
Per Capita Income # 601 19th

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