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Maxton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Maxton had a population of 2,384 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Maxton is located at latitude 34.7365 and longitude -79.3527 in Robeson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Maxton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 194 feet.

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

The Town of Maxton (GNIS ID: 2406111) 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 Maxton is located within Township of Maxton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robeson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Maxton 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 Maxton: Mackstown, Quhele, Shoe Heel, Tilden.

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


Total Population 2,384
Population in Households 2,247
Population in Familes 1,850
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 883
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 964
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 647
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 471 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 493 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $68,804
Average Home Value $87,686


Median Household Income $18,394
Average Household Income $31,039
Per Capita Income $12,655
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.2%
Households -0.26% -0.23%
Families -0.27% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Maxton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maxton 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 # 291 61st
Population Density1 # 271 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 210 72nd
Median Household Income # 736 1st
Per Capita Income # 728 2nd

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