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Stem, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Stem had a population of 636 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Stem is located at latitude 36.1982 and longitude -78.718 in Granville County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Stem (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Granville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 472 feet.

The Town of Stem (GNIS ID: 2406665) 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 Stem is located within Township of Tally Ho, a minor civil division (MCD) of Granville County.

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


Total Population 636
Population in Households 636
Population in Familes 542
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 421
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 262
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $130,932
Average Home Value $141,395


Median Household Income $53,732
Average Household Income $61,646
Per Capita Income $23,364
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 5.21% 1.94%
Households 4.93% 1.98%
Families 7.01% 1.89%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

Stem, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stem 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 # 518 30th
Population Density1 # 493 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 437 41st
Median Household Income # 136 82nd
Per Capita Income # 301 59th

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