Gates County NC Information


Gates County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 11,846
Population in Households 11,785
Population in Familes 10,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $50,865
Average Household Income $62,372
Per Capita Income $24,051


Total Housing Units 5,208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,625 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 918 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 665 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $156,429
Average Home Value $196,214


Total Households 4,543
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,276
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 -0.35% -0.55%
Households -0.32% -0.53%
Families -0.44% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.84%


Gates County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gates 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 # 93 8th
Population Density # 94 7th
Diversity Index # 52 49th
Median Household Income # 24 77th
Per Capita Income # 50 51st

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