Wallace, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wallace, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Wallace had a population of 3,857 as of July 1, 2017. Wallace ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wallace is located at latitude 34.7381 and longitude -77.9908 in Duplin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wallace (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Duplin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Wallace are located in Duplin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Pender County.

The Town of Wallace (GNIS ID: 2406822) 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 Wallace is located within Township of Island Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Duplin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wallace 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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Wallace, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,857
Daytime Population: Workers 1,816
Daytime Population: Residents 2,239
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,055
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 3,824
Population in Familes 2,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 1,257
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $28,890
Average Household Income $44,067
Per Capita Income $18,393


Total Housing Units 1,866 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 846 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 759 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 261 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $125,256
Average Home Value $136,673


Total Households 1,605
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 966
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.08% 0.04%
Households -0.14% -0.07%
Families 0.29% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Wallace, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wallace 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 # 202 73rd
Population Density # 138 81st
Diversity Index # 15 98th
Median Household Income # 663 10th
Per Capita Income # 607 18th

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