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Micro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Micro had a population of 460 as of July 1, 2016. Micro ranks in the upper 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 Micro is located at latitude 35.5627 and longitude -78.2041 in Johnston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Micro (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 187 feet.

The Town of Micro (GNIS ID: 2406155) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Micro is located within Township of Micro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Micro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Micro: Jerome.

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


Total Population 460
Population in Households 460
Population in Familes 364
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,197
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $84,091
Average Home Value $122,406


Median Household Income $28,506
Average Household Income $40,498
Per Capita Income $15,784
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.77%
Households 0.5% 0.61%
Families 2.66% 0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.53%
Per Capita Income   0.43%
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.

Micro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Micro 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 # 575 22nd
Population Density1 # 163 78th
Diversity Index2 # 119 84th
Median Household Income # 653 12th
Per Capita Income # 671 9th

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