Mount Gilead, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Mount Gilead, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Gilead had a population of 1,129 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Gilead 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 Mount Gilead is located at latitude 35.2164 and longitude -80.005 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Gilead (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 404 feet.

The Town of Mount Gilead (GNIS ID: 2406206) 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 Mount Gilead is located within Township of Mount Gilead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Gilead population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Mount Gilead, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,129
Daytime Population: Workers 903
Daytime Population: Residents 752
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,655
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 1,122
Population in Familes 931
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 324
Diversity Index3 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,396
Average Household Income $39,925
Per Capita Income $16,802

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 157 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $95,175
Average Home Value $139,172
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 471
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.62% -0.5%
Households -0.46% -0.43%
Families -0.77% -0.52%
Median Household Income   -0.42%
Per Capita Income   0.76%

Mount Gilead, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Gilead to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 417 44th
Population Density # 555 25th
Diversity Index # 258 65th
Median Household Income # 698 6th
Per Capita Income # 665 10th

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