Icard, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Icard, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Icard Census Designated Place had a population of 2,711 as of July 1, 2017. Icard ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Icard is located at latitude 35.7255 and longitude -81.4585 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the Icard Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,188 feet.

The Icard Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402608) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Icard Census Designated Place is located within Township of Icard, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Icard 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 Icard: Drowning.

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


Total Population 2,711
Daytime Population: Workers 738
Daytime Population: Residents 1,457
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,195
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 2,681
Population in Familes 2,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 709
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $37,604
Average Household Income $45,621
Per Capita Income $18,142


Total Housing Units 1,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 764 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $93,196
Average Home Value $125,853


Total Households 1,080
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 748
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 0.24% 0.0%
Households 0.3% 0.0%
Families 0.36% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Icard, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Icard 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 # 267 64th
Population Density # 353 52nd
Diversity Index # 624 16th
Median Household Income # 476 36th
Per Capita Income # 618 17th

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