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China Grove, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of China Grove had a population of 4,124 as of July 1, 2016. China Grove ranks in the upper 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 China Grove is located at latitude 35.5719 and longitude -80.5789 in Rowan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of China Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

The Town of China Grove (GNIS ID: 2406266) 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 China Grove is located within Township of China Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rowan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with China Grove 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 China Grove: Luthersville, Savage.

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


Total Population 4,124
Population in Households 4,100
Population in Familes 3,440
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 1,177
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 1,601
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,047 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 553 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $120,111
Average Home Value $144,049


Median Household Income $47,376
Average Household Income $64,720
Per Capita Income $24,496
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.14%
Households 0.02% 0.04%
Families 0.28% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

China Grove, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares China Grove 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 # 186 75th
Population Density1 # 172 77th
Diversity Index2 # 375 49th
Median Household Income # 233 69th
Per Capita Income # 258 65th

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