Icard, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Icard, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Icard Census Designated Place had a population of 2,772 as of July 1, 2016. Icard ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Icard is located at latitude 35.7255 and longitude -81.4585 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the Icard Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,188 feet.

The Icard Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402608) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Icard Census Designated Place is located within Township of Icard, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Icard 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 Icard: Drowning.

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


Total Population 2,772
Population in Households 2,733
Population in Familes 2,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 725
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,098
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 762
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 783 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $89,875
Average Home Value $121,716


Median Household Income $36,086
Average Household Income $43,882
Per Capita Income $17,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.35%
Households 0.61% 0.34%
Families 0.71% 0.26%
Median Household Income   -1.78%
Per Capita Income   0.45%
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.

Icard, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Icard 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 # 266 64th
Population Density1 # 351 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 624 16th
Median Household Income # 482 35th
Per Capita Income # 616 17th

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