Ranlo, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ranlo, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ranlo had a population of 3,635 as of July 1, 2017. Ranlo 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 Ranlo is located at latitude 35.2899 and longitude -81.1292 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ranlo (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The Town of Ranlo (GNIS ID: 2407175) 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 Ranlo is located within Township of Gastonia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

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


Total Population 3,635
Daytime Population: Workers 416
Daytime Population: Residents 1,958
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,374
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 3,626
Population in Familes 3,052
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 2,122
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $43,360
Average Household Income $51,667
Per Capita Income $19,255


Total Housing Units 1,433 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 926 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 391 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $115,361
Average Home Value $122,737


Total Households 1,317
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 967
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 0.79% 0.75%
Households 0.58% 0.67%
Families 0.17% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Ranlo, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ranlo 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 # 215 71st
Population Density # 28 96th
Diversity Index # 322 57th
Median Household Income # 319 57th
Per Capita Income # 558 25th

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