Alexander County NC Information


Alexander County Subdivisions

Alexander County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,998
Daytime Population: Workers 11,548
Daytime Population: Residents 19,879
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,427
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 36,672
Population in Familes 30,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,326
Population Density2 146
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $42,033
Average Household Income $57,178
Per Capita Income $22,988


Total Housing Units 16,786 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,013 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,674 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,099 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $135,034
Average Home Value $178,553


Total Households 14,687
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 10,412
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 0.29% -0.05%
Households 0.25% -0.05%
Families 0.1% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.89%


Alexander County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexander County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 64 37th
Population Density # 41 60th
Diversity Index # 84 17th
Median Household Income # 50 51st
Per Capita Income # 54 47th

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