Magnolia, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Magnolia, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Magnolia had a population of 968 as of July 1, 2015. Magnolia ranks in the upper 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 Magnolia is located at latitude 34.8962 and longitude -78.0533 in Duplin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Magnolia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Duplin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The Town of Magnolia (GNIS ID: 2406079) 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 Magnolia is located within Township of Magnolia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Duplin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Magnolia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Magnolia: Stricklandsville.

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Magnolia, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 968
Population in Households 966
Population in Familes 804
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 949
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 246
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $110,909
Average Home Value $145,357


Median Household Income $25,239
Average Household Income $35,672
Per Capita Income $12,946
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.65%
Households 0.77% 0.78%
Families 0.71% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.


Magnolia, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Magnolia to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 444 40th
Population Density1 # 242 67th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 719 3rd
Per Capita Income # 721 3rd

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