Erwin, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Erwin, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Erwin had a population of 4,701 as of July 1, 2018. Erwin 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 Erwin is located at latitude 35.3222 and longitude -78.6735 in Harnett County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Erwin (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Harnett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 190 feet.

The Town of Erwin (GNIS ID: 2406460) 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 Erwin is located within Township of Duke, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harnett County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Erwin: Duke.

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


Total Population 4,701
Population in Households 4,607
Population in Familes 3,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 1,122
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $37,299
Average Household Income $50,566
Per Capita Income $20,875


Total Housing Units 2,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,244 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 703 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $98,468
Average Home Value $135,341


Total Households 1,946
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,285
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.79% 0.89%
Households 0.88% 0.94%
Families 0.69% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Erwin, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erwin to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 163 78th
Population Density # 187 75th
Diversity Index # 279 62nd
Median Household Income # 520 30th
Per Capita Income # 503 32nd

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