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Ruffin, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Ruffin is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Ruffin Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Rockingham County at latitude 36.4471 and longitude -79.5439. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 712 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Ruffin Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ruffin: Little Rock, Rawlinsburg, Staceyville, Stacyville, Stubblefield.

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


Total Population 362
Population in Households 362
Population in Familes 290
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 80
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $128,125
Average Home Value $150,431


Median Household Income $35,746
Average Household Income $52,466
Per Capita Income $21,915
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.39% -0.33%
Households -0.15% -0.38%
Families 2.38% -0.38%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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, 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 # 618 17th
Population Density1 # 711 4th
Diversity Index2 # 374 50th
Median Household Income # 475 36th
Per Capita Income # 299 60th

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