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Iron Station, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Iron Station Census Designated Place had a population of 773 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Iron Station is located at latitude 35.4539 and longitude -81.1547 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Iron Station Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 879 feet.

The Iron Station Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628638) 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 Iron Station Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ironton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Iron Station population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Iron Station: Iron.

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Iron Station, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 773
Daytime Population: Workers 926
Daytime Population: Residents 391
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,317
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.70
Population in Households 773
Population in Familes 658
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 328
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $51,751
Average Household Income $60,683
Per Capita Income $23,443


Total Housing Units 353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $138,333
Average Home Value $176,220


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 233
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 0.33% 0.26%
Households 0.18% 0.19%
Families 0.24% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Iron Station, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron Station 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 # 484 35th
Population Density # 551 26th
Diversity Index # 526 29th
Median Household Income # 188 75th
Per Capita Income # 325 56th

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