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The Flat Rock Census Designated Place had a population of 1,555 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Flat Rock is located at latitude 36.508 and longitude -80.5822 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the Flat Rock Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The Flat Rock Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402487) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Flat Rock Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mount Airy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Surry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock: Flatrock.

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


Total Population 1,555
Population in Households 1,555
Population in Familes 1,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 595
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 660
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 441
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 442 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $70,339
Average Home Value $86,934


Median Household Income $33,037
Average Household Income $41,471
Per Capita Income $17,443
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.05%
Households 0.1% 0.03%
Families 0.0% -0.05%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Flat Rock, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flat Rock 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 # 362 51st
Population Density1 # 407 45th
Diversity Index2 # 463 37th
Median Household Income # 567 23rd
Per Capita Income # 614 17th

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