Iredell County NC Information


Iredell County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 172,402
Population in Households 171,110
Population in Familes 144,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,292
Population Density1 300
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 65,329
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 46,518
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 73,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,230 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,099 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,302 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $194,589
Average Home Value $274,819


Median Household Income $52,257
Average Household Income $71,696
Per Capita Income $27,355
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.34%
Households 1.05% 1.21%
Families 0.91% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.


Iredell County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iredell County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 15 86th
Population Density1 # 17 84th
Diversity Index2 # 60 41st
Median Household Income # 10 91st
Per Capita Income # 16 85th

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