Gerton, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gerton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Gerton Census Designated Place had a population of 275 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Gerton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 275
Population in Households 275
Population in Familes 229
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 73
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 141
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (33.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 ( 7.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (59.2%)
Median Home Value $180,208
Average Home Value $224,130


Median Household Income $43,741
Average Household Income $60,392
Per Capita Income $26,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.52% 1.48%
Households 1.56% 1.38%
Families 6.7% 1.4%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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.


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, 2015 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 # 657 11th
Population Density1 # 720 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 639 14th
Median Household Income # 282 62nd
Per Capita Income # 164 78th

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