Drexel, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Drexel had a population of 1,806 as of July 1, 2017. Drexel ranks in the upper 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 Drexel is located at latitude 35.7568 and longitude -81.6088 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Drexel (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The Town of Drexel (GNIS ID: 2406396) 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 Drexel is located within Township of Drexel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Drexel 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 Drexel: Baker.

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


Total Population 1,806
Daytime Population: Workers 560
Daytime Population: Residents 923
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,483
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 1,782
Population in Familes 1,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 1,307
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $38,862
Average Household Income $52,705
Per Capita Income $22,278


Total Housing Units 841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 500 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $128,345
Average Home Value $153,307


Total Households 742
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 485
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 -0.44% -0.27%
Households -0.26% -0.27%
Families 0.06% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Drexel, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Drexel 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 # 336 55th
Population Density # 126 83rd
Diversity Index # 470 37th
Median Household Income # 445 40th
Per Capita Income # 382 48th

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