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Dunn, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Dunn is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Harnett County at latitude 35.3108 and longitude -78.6137. Harnett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 207 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dunn, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dunn, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dunn indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dunn (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dunn: Lucknow, Tearshirt.

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Dunn, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 9,539
Population in Households 9,311
Population in Familes 7,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density1 1,474
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 4,074
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,451
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,081 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,993 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 474 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $157,477
Average Home Value $190,894


Median Household Income $29,864
Average Household Income $42,994
Per Capita Income $18,154
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.69% 1.42%
Households 0.69% 1.46%
Families 0.86% 1.23%
Median Household Income   3.92%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.


Dunn, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunn to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 91 88th
Population Density1 # 81 89th
Diversity Index2 # 142 81st
Median Household Income # 617 17th
Per Capita Income # 526 29th

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