Fallston, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fallston, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fallston had a population of 613 as of July 1, 2016. Fallston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Fallston is located at latitude 35.4294 and longitude -81.5022 in Cleveland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fallston (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cleveland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The Town of Fallston (GNIS ID: 2406489) 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 Fallston is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fallston 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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Fallston, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 613
Population in Households 606
Population in Familes 517
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 284
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 174
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $95,109
Average Home Value $113,018


Median Household Income $39,933
Average Household Income $49,137
Per Capita Income $19,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.13%
Households 0.13% 0.08%
Families -0.45% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Fallston, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fallston 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 # 530 28th
Population Density1 # 578 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 569 23rd
Median Household Income # 376 49th
Per Capita Income # 492 34th

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