Ruffin, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ruffin, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Ruffin Census Designated Place had a population of 339 as of July 1, 2016. Ruffin 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 Ruffin is located at latitude 36.4382 and longitude -79.5338 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Ruffin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 712 feet.

The Ruffin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628654) 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 Ruffin Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ruffin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockingham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ruffin 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 Ruffin: Little Rock, Rawlinsburg, Staceyville, Stacyville, Stubblefield.

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


Total Population 339
Population in Households 339
Population in Familes 271
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 75
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 98
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 211 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $126,389
Average Home Value $153,738


Median Household Income $43,328
Average Household Income $54,715
Per Capita Income $22,666
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.3% -0.78%
Households -1.22% -0.68%
Families 0.5% -0.83%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

Ruffin, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruffin 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 # 626 15th
Population Density1 # 718 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 374 50th
Median Household Income # 293 60th
Per Capita Income # 322 57th

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