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Bear Grass, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bear Grass is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Martin County at latitude 35.766 and longitude -77.1291. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Bear Grass, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bear Grass, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bear Grass indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Bear Grass (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 73
Population in Households 73
Population in Familes 62
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 37
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $92,500
Average Home Value $102,586


Median Household Income $39,910
Average Household Income $55,107
Per Capita Income $23,260
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% -0.28%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 4.94% -0.75%
Median Household Income   4.61%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.


Bear Grass, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear Grass 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 # 731 1st
Population Density1 # 583 21st
Diversity Index2 # 521 30th
Median Household Income # 344 54th
Per Capita Income # 254 66th

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