Cleveland County NC Information


Cleveland County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 99,735
Population in Households 97,701
Population in Familes 81,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,034
Population Density1 215
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 39,324
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 27,279
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 44,297 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,110 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,214 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,973 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $112,976
Average Home Value $147,201


Median Household Income $38,515
Average Household Income $51,438
Per Capita Income $20,759
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.14%
Households 0.32% 0.17%
Families 0.18% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.


Cleveland County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cleveland 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 # 28 73rd
Population Density1 # 27 74th
Diversity Index2 # 61 39th
Median Household Income # 59 42nd
Per Capita Income # 66 35th

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