Brookford, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brookford, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Brookford had a population of 396 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Brookford is located at latitude 35.7031 and longitude -81.3445 in Catawba County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Brookford (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Catawba County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 938 feet.

The Town of Brookford (GNIS ID: 2405328) 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 Brookford is located within Township of Hickory, a minor civil division (MCD) of Catawba County.

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

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


Total Population 396
Population in Households 396
Population in Familes 319
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 657
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $146,094
Average Home Value $143,321


Median Household Income $41,469
Average Household Income $53,348
Per Capita Income $22,386
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.55%
Households 0.43% 0.42%
Families 3.4% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Brookford, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookford 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 # 609 18th
Population Density1 # 377 49th
Diversity Index2 # 361 51st
Median Household Income # 332 55th
Per Capita Income # 329 56th

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