Red Cross, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Red Cross, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Red Cross had a population of 745 as of July 1, 2016. Red Cross ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Red Cross is located at latitude 35.266 and longitude -80.3622 in Stanly County. 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. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Town of Red Cross (GNIS ID: 2407184) 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 Red Cross is located within Township of Big Lick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stanly County.

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


Total Population 745
Population in Households 745
Population in Familes 648
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 208
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 326
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 246
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $156,538
Average Home Value $176,437


Median Household Income $50,973
Average Household Income $60,178
Per Capita Income $23,560
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.03%
Households 0.35% 0.18%
Families 1.66% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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, 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 # 493 33rd
Population Density1 # 635 14th
Diversity Index2 # 591 20th
Median Household Income # 184 75th
Per Capita Income # 290 61st

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