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Gerton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Gerton Census Designated Place had a population of 292 as of July 1, 2017. Gerton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gerton is located at latitude 35.476 and longitude -82.3505 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Gerton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,671 feet.

The Gerton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628627) 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 Gerton Census Designated Place is located within Township of Edneyville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gerton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Gerton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 292
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 166
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 183
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 292
Population in Familes 243
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 77
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $51,374
Average Household Income $67,413
Per Capita Income $29,740


Total Housing Units 356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (33.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (58.4%)
Median Home Value $189,286
Average Home Value $236,777


Total Households 148
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.94% 1.72%
Households 1.8% 1.7%
Families 5.54% 1.52%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Gerton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gerton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 646 13th
Population Density # 714 4th
Diversity Index # 638 14th
Median Household Income # 196 74th
Per Capita Income # 149 80th

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