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Magnolia, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Magnolia had a population of 926 as of July 1, 2017. Magnolia ranks in the upper 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 Magnolia is located at latitude 34.8962 and longitude -78.0533 in Duplin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Magnolia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Duplin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The Town of Magnolia (GNIS ID: 2406079) 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 Magnolia is located within Township of Magnolia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Duplin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Magnolia 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 Magnolia: Stricklandsville.

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


Total Population 926
Daytime Population: Workers 161
Daytime Population: Residents 516
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 677
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 926
Population in Familes 769
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 860
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $27,985
Average Household Income $39,202
Per Capita Income $14,024


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $70,000
Average Home Value $93,943


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 234
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 -0.19% -0.11%
Households -0.12% -0.06%
Families -0.18% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

Magnolia, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Magnolia 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 # 448 40th
Population Density # 275 63rd
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 677 9th
Per Capita Income # 718 3rd

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