Fruitland, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fruitland, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Fruitland Census Designated Place had a population of 2,151 as of July 1, 2016. Fruitland ranks in the lower 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 Fruitland is located at latitude 35.3976 and longitude -82.4174 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Fruitland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,215 feet.

The Fruitland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584318) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fruitland Census Designated Place is located within Township of Clear Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

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


Total Population 2,151
Population in Households 2,132
Population in Familes 1,645
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 268
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 898
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 542
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 600 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 328 (26.8%)
Median Home Value $120,865
Average Home Value $138,856


Median Household Income $36,466
Average Household Income $48,117
Per Capita Income $20,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 1.05%
Households 0.53% 0.88%
Families -0.8% 0.76%
Median Household Income   -0.97%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
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.

Fruitland, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fruitland 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 # 310 58th
Population Density1 # 591 20th
Diversity Index2 # 488 34th
Median Household Income # 473 36th
Per Capita Income # 421 43rd

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