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Mulberry, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Mulberry Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Wilkes County at latitude 36.2257 and longitude -81.1652. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

The formal official name is the Mulberry Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mulberry, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Mulberry indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Mulberry Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Mulberry Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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


Total Population 2,346
Population in Households 2,342
Population in Familes 1,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 461
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 980
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 689
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 769 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $113,706
Average Home Value $125,325


Median Household Income $40,950
Average Household Income $53,183
Per Capita Income $22,035
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.14% 0.07%
Households 0.22% 0.14%
Families 0.14% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.26%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.


Mulberry, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mulberry 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 # 288 61st
Population Density1 # 469 37th
Diversity Index2 # 672 9th
Median Household Income # 317 57th
Per Capita Income # 296 60th

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