Fruitland, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fruitland, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Fruitland Census Designated Place had a population of 2,195 as of July 1, 2017. Fruitland ranks in the lower 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 Fruitland is located at latitude 35.3976 and longitude -82.4174 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Fruitland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,215 feet.

The Fruitland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584318) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fruitland Census Designated Place is located within Township of Clear Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

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


Total Population 2,195
Daytime Population: Workers 425
Daytime Population: Residents 1,387
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,812
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 2,176
Population in Familes 1,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 274
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $37,794
Average Household Income $50,547
Per Capita Income $22,148


Total Housing Units 1,250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 614 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 314 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 322 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $126,190
Average Home Value $147,068


Total Households 928
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 558
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 1.08% 1.05%
Households 0.91% 0.97%
Families -0.29% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Fruitland, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fruitland 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 # 303 59th
Population Density # 581 22nd
Diversity Index # 494 33rd
Median Household Income # 471 36th
Per Capita Income # 392 47th

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