Ellerbe, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ellerbe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ellerbe had a population of 1,056 as of July 1, 2016. Ellerbe ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Ellerbe is located at latitude 35.0695 and longitude -79.757 in Richmond County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ellerbe (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Richmond County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 538 feet.

The Town of Ellerbe (GNIS ID: 2406441) 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 Ellerbe is located within Township of Mineral Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richmond County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ellerbe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ellerbe: The Fair Grounds.

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


Total Population 1,056
Population in Households 1,054
Population in Familes 876
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 803
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 430
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 296
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 299 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $77,160
Average Home Value $98,909


Median Household Income $32,614
Average Household Income $44,834
Per Capita Income $17,639
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.02%
Households 0.57% 0.09%
Families 2.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   0.79%
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.

Ellerbe, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellerbe 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 # 428 42nd
Population Density1 # 308 58th
Diversity Index2 # 75 90th
Median Household Income # 579 22nd
Per Capita Income # 604 18th

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