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Shannon, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Shannon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Robeson County at latitude 34.8477 and longitude -79.1396. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 200 feet.

The formal official name is the Shannon Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Shannon, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Shannon indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Shannon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Shannon Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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Shannon, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 270
Population in Households 270
Population in Familes 230
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 264
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 89
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 95 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $96,154
Average Home Value $145,089


Median Household Income $35,295
Average Household Income $44,815
Per Capita Income $14,180
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.62% 0.44%
Households 0.81% 0.45%
Families 2.2% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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.


Shannon, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shannon to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 659 11th
Population Density1 # 594 20th
Diversity Index2 # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 492 34th
Per Capita Income # 702 5th

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