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Granite Quarry, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Granite Quarry had a population of 3,021 as of July 1, 2016. Granite Quarry ranks in the lower 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 Granite Quarry is located at latitude 35.6126 and longitude -80.4485 in Rowan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Granite Quarry (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 801 feet.

The Town of Granite Quarry (GNIS ID: 2406602) 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 Granite Quarry is located within Township of Gold Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rowan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Granite Quarry 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 Granite Quarry: Woodside.

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


Total Population 3,021
Population in Households 3,016
Population in Familes 2,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,052
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,175
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 863
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 846 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 329 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $165,833
Average Home Value $184,870


Median Household Income $49,348
Average Household Income $62,284
Per Capita Income $24,578
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.31%
Households 0.22% 0.19%
Families -0.02% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Granite Quarry, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Granite Quarry 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 # 250 66th
Population Density1 # 206 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 562 24th
Median Household Income # 214 71st
Per Capita Income # 254 66th

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