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Parkton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Parkton had a population of 437 as of July 1, 2016. Parkton 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 Parkton is located at latitude 34.9028 and longitude -79.0098 in Robeson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Parkton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 187 feet.

The Town of Parkton (GNIS ID: 2407074) 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 Parkton is located within Township of Parkton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robeson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parkton 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 Parkton: Gillis Station.

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


Total Population 437
Population in Households 437
Population in Familes 367
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 644
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $80,612
Average Home Value $95,043


Median Household Income $33,364
Average Household Income $43,090
Per Capita Income $15,592
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.32%
Households 0.09% -0.35%
Families 0.79% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

Parkton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parkton 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 # 587 21st
Population Density1 # 383 48th
Diversity Index2 # 100 87th
Median Household Income # 562 24th
Per Capita Income # 682 8th

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