Rural Hall, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rural Hall, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rural Hall had a population of 3,226 as of July 1, 2016. Rural Hall ranks in the upper 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 Rural Hall is located at latitude 36.2245 and longitude -80.2969 in Forsyth County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rural Hall (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Forsyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,010 feet.

The Town of Rural Hall (GNIS ID: 2407257) 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 Rural Hall is located within Township of Bethania, a minor civil division (MCD) of Forsyth County.

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


Total Population 3,226
Population in Households 3,226
Population in Familes 2,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,131
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 1,367
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 888
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 860 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 507 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $132,788
Average Home Value $142,015


Median Household Income $45,430
Average Household Income $57,254
Per Capita Income $24,164
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 1.46%
Households 1.45% 1.41%
Families 1.66% 1.32%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Rural Hall, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rural Hall 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 # 238 68th
Population Density1 # 182 76th
Diversity Index2 # 212 71st
Median Household Income # 259 65th
Per Capita Income # 268 64th

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