Granite Falls, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Granite Falls, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Granite Falls had a population of 4,729 as of July 1, 2017. Granite Falls 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 Granite Falls is located at latitude 35.7972 and longitude -81.4244 in Caldwell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Granite Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Caldwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The Town of Granite Falls (GNIS ID: 2406601) 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 Granite Falls is located within Township of Lovelady, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caldwell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Granite Falls 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 Granite Falls: Catawba View, Falls of Gunpowder.

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


Total Population 4,729
Daytime Population: Workers 2,416
Daytime Population: Residents 2,484
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,900
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 4,629
Population in Familes 3,802
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 906
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $43,724
Average Household Income $56,573
Per Capita Income $23,057


Total Housing Units 2,096 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,226 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 641 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $120,349
Average Home Value $161,113


Total Households 1,867
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,288
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 0.02% -0.13%
Households 0.03% -0.15%
Families -0.15% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Granite Falls, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Granite Falls 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 # 159 79th
Population Density # 261 65th
Diversity Index # 589 20th
Median Household Income # 311 58th
Per Capita Income # 341 54th

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