Elrod, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elrod, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Elrod Census Designated Place had a population of 389 as of July 1, 2016. Elrod ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elrod is located at latitude 34.6072 and longitude -79.2308 in Robeson County. The formal boundaries for the Elrod Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Elrod Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402452) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Elrod Census Designated Place is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robeson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elrod 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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Elrod, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 389
Population in Households 389
Population in Familes 335
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 73
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $47,368
Average Home Value $87,963


Median Household Income $36,663
Average Household Income $46,511
Per Capita Income $16,236
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.11% -0.73%
Households -1.03% -0.68%
Families 0.3% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Elrod, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elrod 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 # 610 18th
Population Density1 # 719 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 262 64th
Median Household Income # 471 36th
Per Capita Income # 660 11th

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