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Mount Gilead, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Gilead had a population of 1,137 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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Mount Gilead, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,137
Population in Households 1,130
Population in Familes 939
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 326
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 487
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 324
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $92,437
Average Home Value $136,814


Median Household Income $25,237
Average Household Income $37,804
Per Capita Income $16,375
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.5%
Households 0.0% -0.21%
Families -0.29% -0.31%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

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, 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 # 413 44th
Population Density1 # 551 26th
Diversity Index2 # 257 66th
Median Household Income # 706 5th
Per Capita Income # 655 12th

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