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Wallace, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Wallace had a population of 3,840 as of July 1, 2018. Wallace ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Wallace is located at latitude 34.7357 and longitude -77.9953 in Duplin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wallace (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Duplin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Wallace are located in Duplin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Pender County.

The Town of Wallace (GNIS ID: 2406822) 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 Wallace is located within Township of Island Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Duplin County.

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


Total Population 3,840
Population in Households 3,806
Population in Familes 2,957
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 1,252
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $34,708
Average Household Income $45,335
Per Capita Income $18,882


Total Housing Units 1,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 892 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 709 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $125,781
Average Home Value $136,170


Total Households 1,601
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 961
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% 0.09%
Households -0.15% -0.01%
Families 0.19% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Wallace, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wallace to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 204 73rd
Population Density # 150 80th
Diversity Index # 18 98th
Median Household Income # 590 20th
Per Capita Income # 622 16th

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