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Bear Grass, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bear Grass had a population of 74 as of July 1, 2016. Bear Grass ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bear Grass is located at latitude 35.766 and longitude -77.1291 in Martin County. 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. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Town of Bear Grass (GNIS ID: 2405220) 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 Bear Grass is located within Township of Beargrass, a minor civil division (MCD) of Martin County.

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

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


Total Population 74
Population in Households 74
Population in Familes 63
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 279
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 37
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $104,464


Median Household Income $40,120
Average Household Income $53,309
Per Capita Income $22,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% -0.55%
Households 0.0% -0.55%
Families 2.71% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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, 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 # 730 1st
Population Density1 # 581 21st
Diversity Index2 # 504 32nd
Median Household Income # 373 50th
Per Capita Income # 338 54th

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