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Gloucester, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Gloucester Census Designated Place had a population of 584 as of July 1, 2017. Gloucester 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 Gloucester is located at latitude 34.7321 and longitude -76.5387 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Gloucester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Gloucester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628629) 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 Gloucester Census Designated Place is located within Township of Straits, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carteret County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gloucester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 584
Daytime Population: Workers 4
Daytime Population: Residents 275
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.48
Population in Households 584
Population in Familes 464
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 407
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $38,950
Average Household Income $54,508
Per Capita Income $23,774


Total Housing Units 376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (32.4%)
Median Home Value $147,500
Average Home Value $199,138


Total Households 254
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 165
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 1.16% 1.11%
Households 1.14% 1.08%
Families 1.61% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Gloucester, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gloucester 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 # 534 28th
Population Density # 502 32nd
Diversity Index # 737 0th
Median Household Income # 442 40th
Per Capita Income # 310 58th

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