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Mount Gilead, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Gilead is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montgomery County at latitude 35.2164 and longitude -80.005. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 404 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Mount Gilead 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 Mount Gilead (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Mount Gilead, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,152
Population in Households 1,144
Population in Familes 951
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 344
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 482
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 329 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $87,209
Average Home Value $104,573


Median Household Income $25,149
Average Household Income $37,677
Per Capita Income $15,898
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.58% -0.49%
Households -0.24% -0.25%
Families -0.65% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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, 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 # 412 44th
Population Density1 # 544 27th
Diversity Index2 # 255 66th
Median Household Income # 707 4th
Per Capita Income # 645 13th

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