Gates County NC Information


Gates County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 11,628
Daytime Population: Workers 1,905
Daytime Population: Residents 6,248
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,153
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 11,567
Population in Familes 9,819
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $50,375
Average Household Income $61,372
Per Capita Income $23,757


Total Housing Units 5,208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,536 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 940 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 732 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $148,260
Average Home Value $187,344


Total Households 4,476
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 3,226
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 -0.66% -0.89%
Households -0.57% -0.84%
Families -0.71% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   3.08%


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, 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 # 93 8th
Population Density # 94 7th
Diversity Index # 53 49th
Median Household Income # 18 83rd
Per Capita Income # 43 58th

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