Glen Alpine, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Glen Alpine had a population of 1,542 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Alpine is located at latitude 35.7307 and longitude -81.7826 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Glen Alpine (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The Town of Glen Alpine (GNIS ID: 2406575) 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 Glen Alpine is located within Township of Silver Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glen Alpine 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 Glen Alpine: Glen Alpine Station, Sigmonsburg, Sigmundsville, Turkey Tail.

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Glen Alpine, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,542
Population in Households 1,542
Population in Familes 1,278
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 718
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 623
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 430
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 468 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $120,745
Average Home Value $137,580


Median Household Income $42,165
Average Household Income $51,755
Per Capita Income $21,036
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.16%
Households 0.23% 0.1%
Families -0.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Glen Alpine, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Alpine 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 # 365 51st
Population Density1 # 354 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 505 32nd
Median Household Income # 318 57th
Per Capita Income # 402 46th

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