Alleghany County NC Information


Alleghany County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 11,302
Population in Households 11,191
Population in Familes 9,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $37,116
Average Household Income $51,459
Per Capita Income $22,098


Total Housing Units 8,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,678 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,139 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,669 (43.2%)
Median Home Value $160,652
Average Home Value $199,674


Total Households 4,817
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 3,248
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 0.16% -0.04%
Households 0.1% -0.07%
Families -0.03% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.52%


Alleghany County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alleghany 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 # 94 7th
Population Density # 88 13th
Diversity Index # 78 23rd
Median Household Income # 80 21st
Per Capita Income # 69 32nd

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