Scotland County NC Information


Scotland County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 36,914
Population in Households 34,534
Population in Familes 28,728
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,380
Population Density1 116
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 13,576
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 9,285
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,304 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,272 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,779 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $83,678
Average Home Value $112,876


Median Household Income $30,392
Average Household Income $42,957
Per Capita Income $17,309
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% -0.13%
Households -0.04% -0.2%
Families -0.18% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.


Scotland County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotland County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 66 35th
Population Density1 # 50 51st
Diversity Index2 # 13 88th
Median Household Income # 98 3rd
Per Capita Income # 99 2nd

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