Caroleen, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Caroleen, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Caroleen Census Designated Place had a population of 705 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Caroleen is located at latitude 35.2811 and longitude -81.7914 in Rutherford County. 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. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 843 feet.

The Caroleen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628617) 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 Caroleen Census Designated Place is located within Township of High Shoals, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Caroleen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 705
Population in Households 704
Population in Familes 603
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 637
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 274
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 206 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $82,184
Average Home Value $99,879


Median Household Income $32,944
Average Household Income $41,312
Per Capita Income $15,777
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 0.75%
Households 1.09% 0.65%
Families 2.46% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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, 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 # 503 32nd
Population Density1 # 389 47th
Diversity Index2 # 516 30th
Median Household Income # 569 23rd
Per Capita Income # 673 9th

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