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Red Cross, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Red Cross is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stanly County at latitude 35.266 and longitude -80.3622. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Red Cross, but most people and references simply refer to it as Red Cross, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Red Cross indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Red Cross (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 747
Population in Households 747
Population in Familes 650
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 209
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 323
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 244
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $154,717
Average Home Value $183,750


Median Household Income $52,387
Average Household Income $61,565
Per Capita Income $24,055
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.16%
Households 0.29% 0.19%
Families 2.25% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.


Red Cross, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red Cross 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 # 491 34th
Population Density1 # 637 14th
Diversity Index2 # 584 21st
Median Household Income # 138 81st
Per Capita Income # 226 70th

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