Scotland Neck, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scotland Neck, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Scotland Neck had a population of 1,944 as of July 1, 2017. Scotland Neck 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 Scotland Neck is located at latitude 36.1308 and longitude -77.4214 in Halifax County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Scotland Neck (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Halifax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Town of Scotland Neck (GNIS ID: 2407299) 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 Scotland Neck is located within Township of Scotland Neck, a minor civil division (MCD) of Halifax County.

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


Total Population 1,944
Daytime Population: Workers 625
Daytime Population: Residents 1,399
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,024
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 1,865
Population in Familes 1,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 1,637
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $22,485
Average Household Income $38,548
Per Capita Income $18,014


Total Housing Units 1,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 447 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $75,904
Average Home Value $100,000


Total Households 870
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 464
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% -0.87%
Households -0.48% -0.75%
Families -1.08% -0.88%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Scotland Neck, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotland Neck 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 # 325 56th
Population Density # 69 91st
Diversity Index # 440 41st
Median Household Income # 727 2nd
Per Capita Income # 625 16th

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