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Gerton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Gerton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Gerton Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Henderson County at latitude 35.4793 and longitude -82.3482. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,671 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Gerton Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 269
Population in Households 269
Population in Familes 224
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 71
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 138
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (33.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 (59.2%)
Median Home Value $178,125
Average Home Value $226,549


Median Household Income $43,994
Average Household Income $59,312
Per Capita Income $26,307
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.36% 1.44%
Households 1.42% 1.41%
Families 7.81% 1.23%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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, 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 # 660 11th
Population Density1 # 720 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 626 16th
Median Household Income # 251 66th
Per Capita Income # 162 78th

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