Person County NC Information


Person County Subdivisions

Person County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 40,035
Population in Households 39,593
Population in Familes 32,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 442
Population Density1 102
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 15,952
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 10,942
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,030 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,922 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,460 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $132,673
Average Home Value $176,136


Median Household Income $46,410
Average Household Income $59,586
Per Capita Income $23,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.27%
Households 0.11% 0.21%
Families -0.05% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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.


Person County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Person County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 63 38th
Population Density1 # 57 44th
Diversity Index2 # 52 48th
Median Household Income # 29 72nd
Per Capita Income # 40 61st

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