Cleveland County NC Information


Cleveland County Subdivisions

Cleveland County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 99,226
Population in Households 97,132
Population in Familes 80,930
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,094
Population Density1 214
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $40,781
Average Household Income $55,388
Per Capita Income $22,229


Total Housing Units 44,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,141 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,796 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,221 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $122,307
Average Home Value $155,490


Total Households 38,937
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 26,957
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.14% 0.17%
Households 0.12% 0.16%
Families -0.01% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.79%


Cleveland County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cleveland County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 29 72nd
Population Density # 27 74th
Diversity Index # 60 40th
Median Household Income # 60 41st
Per Capita Income # 65 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.