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The Town of Norwood had a population of 2,459 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Norwood is located at latitude 35.2329 and longitude -80.1107 in Stanly County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Norwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Town of Norwood (GNIS ID: 2407011) 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 Norwood is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stanly County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norwood 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 Norwood: Centre.

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


Total Population 2,459
Population in Households 2,457
Population in Familes 2,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 550
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 1,006
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 689
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 690 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 373 (27.0%)
Median Home Value $120,940
Average Home Value $173,587


Median Household Income $37,670
Average Household Income $48,054
Per Capita Income $19,800
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.34%
Households 0.75% 0.47%
Families 0.96% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Norwood, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norwood 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 # 282 62nd
Population Density1 # 427 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 356 52nd
Median Household Income # 439 41st
Per Capita Income # 491 34th

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