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Gatesville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Gatesville had a population of 289 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gatesville is located at latitude 36.4074 and longitude -76.7566 in Gates County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gatesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gates County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Gatesville (GNIS ID: 2406552) 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 Gatesville is located within Township of Gatesville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gates County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gatesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gatesville: Bennetts Creek Landing, Gates Courthouse.

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


Total Population 289
Population in Households 289
Population in Familes 249
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 716
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (25.6%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $260,417


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $52,970
Per Capita Income $21,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.67% -1.28%
Households -1.68% -1.15%
Families -1.2% -1.15%
Median Household Income   -1.9%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.

Gatesville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gatesville 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 # 651 12th
Population Density1 # 355 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 311 58th
Median Household Income # 515 30th
Per Capita Income # 351 53rd

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