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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Pilot Mountain had a population of 1,453 as of July 1, 2017. Pilot Mountain ranks in the lower 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 Pilot Mountain is located at latitude 36.3839 and longitude -80.4742 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pilot Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The Town of Pilot Mountain (GNIS ID: 2407111) 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 Pilot Mountain is located within Township of Pilot, a minor civil division (MCD) of Surry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pilot Mountain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pilot Mountain: Pilotmountain.

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Pilot Mountain, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,453
Daytime Population: Workers 1,395
Daytime Population: Residents 744
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,139
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 1,449
Population in Familes 1,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 727
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $41,393
Average Household Income $61,182
Per Capita Income $26,573


Total Housing Units 758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 420 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 238 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $145,504
Average Home Value $184,264


Total Households 659
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 413
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% -0.26%
Households -0.21% -0.27%
Families 0.37% -0.39%
Median Household Income   4.93%
Per Capita Income   4.06%

Pilot Mountain, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pilot Mountain to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 369 50th
Population Density # 344 54th
Diversity Index # 603 19th
Median Household Income # 374 50th
Per Capita Income # 225 70th

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