Gates County NC Information


Gates County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 12,102
Population in Households 12,041
Population in Familes 10,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 4,637
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 3,351
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,683 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 954 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 557 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $143,470
Average Home Value $179,996


Median Household Income $48,343
Average Household Income $58,792
Per Capita Income $22,655
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.36%
Households -0.1% -0.35%
Families -0.22% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.


Gates County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gates 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 # 93 8th
Population Density1 # 94 7th
Diversity Index2 # 50 51st
Median Household Income # 19 82nd
Per Capita Income # 46 55th

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