Mitchell County NC Information


Mitchell County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 15,713
Population in Households 15,509
Population in Familes 12,817
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density1 71
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 6,685
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,509
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,986 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,699 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,217 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $125,389
Average Home Value $167,905


Median Household Income $35,787
Average Household Income $46,978
Per Capita Income $20,205
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.15%
Households 0.0% 0.07%
Families -0.16% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.


Mitchell County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mitchell 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 # 87 14th
Population Density1 # 70 31st
Diversity Index2 # 92 9th
Median Household Income # 73 28th
Per Capita Income # 77 24th

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