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Gibson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Gibson had a population of 558 as of July 1, 2016. Gibson ranks in the upper 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 Gibson is located at latitude 34.7595 and longitude -79.6069 in Scotland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gibson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scotland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The Town of Gibson (GNIS ID: 2406564) 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 Gibson is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Scotland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gibson 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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Gibson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 558
Population in Households 558
Population in Familes 457
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 570
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $63,710
Average Home Value $77,115


Median Household Income $29,079
Average Household Income $40,975
Per Capita Income $16,445
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.07%
Households 0.43% 0.0%
Families 1.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
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.

Gibson, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibson 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 # 552 25th
Population Density1 # 419 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 126 83rd
Median Household Income # 640 14th
Per Capita Income # 652 12th

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