Rural Hall, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rural Hall, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rural Hall had a population of 3,297 as of July 1, 2017. Rural Hall ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rural Hall is located at latitude 36.2245 and longitude -80.2969 in Forsyth County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rural Hall (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Forsyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,010 feet.

The Town of Rural Hall (GNIS ID: 2407257) 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 Rural Hall is located within Township of Bethania, a minor civil division (MCD) of Forsyth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rural Hall 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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Rural Hall, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,297
Daytime Population: Workers 1,625
Daytime Population: Residents 1,840
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,465
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 3,297
Population in Familes 2,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,156
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $47,018
Average Household Income $59,542
Per Capita Income $25,169


Total Housing Units 1,600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 867 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 533 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $133,160
Average Home Value $142,878


Total Households 1,400
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 907
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 1.61% 1.45%
Households 1.59% 1.43%
Families 1.73% 1.33%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Rural Hall, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rural Hall 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 # 239 68th
Population Density # 176 76th
Diversity Index # 210 72nd
Median Household Income # 254 66th
Per Capita Income # 274 63rd

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