Cricket, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Cricket Census Designated Place had a population of 1,818 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cricket is located at latitude 36.1687 and longitude -81.1933 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Cricket Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,260 feet.

The Cricket Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402804) 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 Cricket Census Designated Place is located within Township of Reddies River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilkes County.

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


Total Population 1,818
Population in Households 1,753
Population in Familes 1,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 509
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 762
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 482
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 897 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $99,472
Average Home Value $132,768


Median Household Income $22,861
Average Household Income $33,288
Per Capita Income $14,727
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.17%
Households -0.29% -0.18%
Families -0.96% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Cricket, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cricket 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 # 336 55th
Population Density1 # 447 40th
Diversity Index2 # 466 37th
Median Household Income # 723 2nd
Per Capita Income # 697 6th

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