Erwin, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Erwin, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Erwin had a population of 4,811 as of July 1, 2016. Erwin 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 Erwin is located at latitude 35.3222 and longitude -78.6735 in Harnett County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Erwin (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Harnett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 190 feet.

The Town of Erwin (GNIS ID: 2406460) 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 Erwin is located within Township of Duke, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harnett County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Erwin 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 Erwin: Duke.

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


Total Population 4,811
Population in Households 4,721
Population in Familes 3,842
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density1 1,148
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 1,988
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,302 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 686 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $91,759
Average Home Value $124,327


Median Household Income $35,116
Average Household Income $47,640
Per Capita Income $19,642
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.42% 1.72%
Households 1.5% 1.8%
Families 1.27% 1.65%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Erwin, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erwin 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 # 156 79th
Population Density1 # 179 76th
Diversity Index2 # 286 62nd
Median Household Income # 512 31st
Per Capita Income # 498 33rd

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