Tar Heel, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tar Heel, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Tar Heel had a population of 120 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Tar Heel is located at latitude 34.7331 and longitude -78.7903 in Bladen County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tar Heel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bladen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Town of Tar Heel (GNIS ID: 2406713) 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 Tar Heel is located within Township of Hollow, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bladen County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tar Heel 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 Tar Heel: Tarheel.

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Tar Heel, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 120
Daytime Population: Workers 16
Daytime Population: Residents 75
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 91
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 120
Population in Familes 100
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 645
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $38,472
Average Household Income $51,519
Per Capita Income $21,917


Total Housing Units 67 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $106,250
Average Home Value $330,978


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.35% 0.0%
Households 0.23% 0.0%
Families 2.96% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Tar Heel, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tar Heel 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 # 710 4th
Population Density # 381 49th
Diversity Index # 391 47th
Median Household Income # 455 39th
Per Capita Income # 404 45th

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