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Cerro Gordo, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cerro Gordo had a population of 201 as of July 1, 2016. Cerro Gordo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cerro Gordo is located at latitude 34.3225 and longitude -78.9287 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cerro Gordo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 89 feet.

The Town of Cerro Gordo (GNIS ID: 2406252) 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 Cerro Gordo is located within Township of Cerro Gordo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

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


Total Population 201
Population in Households 201
Population in Familes 169
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 256
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $76,667
Average Home Value $102,232


Median Household Income $29,226
Average Household Income $41,575
Per Capita Income $16,305
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.4%
Households -0.41% -0.26%
Families -1.16% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
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.

Cerro Gordo, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cerro Gordo 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 # 687 7th
Population Density1 # 599 19th
Diversity Index2 # 366 51st
Median Household Income # 636 14th
Per Capita Income # 656 11th

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