Alexander County NC Information


Alexander County Subdivisions

Alexander County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 37,917
Population in Households 36,591
Population in Familes 30,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,326
Population Density1 146
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $44,957
Average Household Income $59,782
Per Capita Income $23,990


Total Housing Units 16,566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,606 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,046 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,914 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $142,599
Average Home Value $185,775


Total Households 14,652
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 10,395
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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% -0.05%
Households 0.19% -0.05%
Families 0.07% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.04%


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, 2018 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 # 65 36th
Population Density # 40 61st
Diversity Index # 83 18th
Median Household Income # 50 51st
Per Capita Income # 51 50th

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