Iron Station, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lincoln County at latitude 35.4415 and longitude -81.1562. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 879 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Iron Station Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Iron Station: Iron.

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


Total Population 761
Population in Households 761
Population in Familes 649
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 323
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 250 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $157,500
Average Home Value $178,600


Median Household Income $51,791
Average Household Income $61,040
Per Capita Income $24,054
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.19% 0.42%
Households 0.3% 0.51%
Families 0.51% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

Iron Station, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron Station 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 488 34th
Population Density1 # 553 25th
Diversity Index2 # 526 29th
Median Household Income # 154 79th
Per Capita Income # 227 69th

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