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Gibsonville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Gibsonville had a population of 7,286 as of July 1, 2016. Gibsonville 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 Gibsonville is located at latitude 36.0983 and longitude -79.542 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gibsonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 718 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Gibsonville are located in Guilford County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Alamance County.

The Town of Gibsonville (GNIS ID: 2406565) 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 Gibsonville is located within Township of Rock Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.

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


Total Population 7,286
Population in Households 7,196
Population in Familes 5,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density1 2,076
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 2,927
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,984
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,089 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 838 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $159,957
Average Home Value $191,188


Median Household Income $51,338
Average Household Income $65,287
Per Capita Income $26,737
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.07% 1.64%
Households 2.01% 1.65%
Families 1.53% 1.47%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Gibsonville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibsonville 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 # 115 85th
Population Density1 # 29 96th
Diversity Index2 # 376 49th
Median Household Income # 178 76th
Per Capita Income # 200 73rd

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