Glen Alpine, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Glen Alpine had a population of 1,499 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Alpine is located at latitude 35.7307 and longitude -81.7826 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Glen Alpine (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The Town of Glen Alpine (GNIS ID: 2406575) 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 Glen Alpine is located within Township of Silver Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glen Alpine 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 Glen Alpine: Glen Alpine Station, Sigmonsburg, Sigmundsville, Turkey Tail.

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


Total Population 1,499
Daytime Population: Workers 272
Daytime Population: Residents 801
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,073
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 1,499
Population in Familes 1,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 698
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $43,452
Average Household Income $53,830
Per Capita Income $21,860


Total Housing Units 681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 453 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $121,875
Average Home Value $143,037


Total Households 606
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 417
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 -0.16% -0.24%
Households -0.18% -0.23%
Families -0.58% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Glen Alpine, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Alpine 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 # 367 50th
Population Density # 358 52nd
Diversity Index # 518 30th
Median Household Income # 317 57th
Per Capita Income # 408 45th

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