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The Town of East Arcadia had a population of 470 as of July 1, 2017. East Arcadia ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Arcadia is located at latitude 34.3817 and longitude -78.3235 in Bladen County. The formal boundaries for the Town of East Arcadia (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bladen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of East Arcadia (GNIS ID: 2406411) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of East Arcadia is located within Township of Carvers Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bladen County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Arcadia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Arcadia: Marlville.

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East Arcadia, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 470
Daytime Population: Workers 83
Daytime Population: Residents 273
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 356
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 470
Population in Familes 387
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 215
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $31,388
Average Household Income $43,688
Per Capita Income $18,725


Total Housing Units 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $81,452
Average Home Value $106,655


Total Households 188
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 122
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 -0.63% -0.6%
Households -0.43% -0.54%
Families -0.98% -0.5%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.04%

East Arcadia, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Arcadia to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 571 23rd
Population Density # 633 14th
Diversity Index # 310 58th
Median Household Income # 621 16th
Per Capita Income # 590 20th

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