Caroleen, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Caroleen, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Caroleen Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Rutherford County at latitude 35.2811 and longitude -81.7914. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 843 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Caroleen 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 Caroleen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Caroleen Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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


Total Population 683
Population in Households 682
Population in Familes 584
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 617
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 267
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $84,470
Average Home Value $113,300


Median Household Income $39,166
Average Household Income $46,019
Per Capita Income $17,711
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.1% 0.58%
Households 0.99% 0.59%
Families 3.04% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.


Caroleen, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caroleen 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 # 506 32nd
Population Density1 # 392 47th
Diversity Index2 # 518 30th
Median Household Income # 365 51st
Per Capita Income # 559 24th

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