Mulberry, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mulberry, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Mulberry Census Designated Place had a population of 2,336 as of July 1, 2015. Mulberry 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 Mulberry is located at latitude 36.2257 and longitude -81.1652 in Wilkes County. 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. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

The Mulberry Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403317) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mulberry population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Mulberry, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,336
Population in Households 2,333
Population in Familes 1,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 459
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 976
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 687
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,090 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 762 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $98,375
Average Home Value $108,235


Median Household Income $42,037
Average Household Income $53,191
Per Capita Income $22,007
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.18%
Households 0.1% 0.18%
Families 0.06% 0.09%
Median Household Income   3.86%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 289 61st
Population Density1 # 470 37th
Diversity Index2 # 671 9th
Median Household Income # 314 58th
Per Capita Income # 314 58th

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