Bakersville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bakersville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bakersville had a population of 460 as of July 1, 2017. Bakersville ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bakersville is located at latitude 36.0154 and longitude -82.1583 in Mitchell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bakersville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mitchell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,470 feet.

The Town of Bakersville (GNIS ID: 2405201) 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 Bakersville is located within Township of Bakersville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mitchell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bakersville 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 Bakersville: Bakersfield, Davis.

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


Total Population 460
Daytime Population: Workers 531
Daytime Population: Residents 322
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 853
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.85
Population in Households 459
Population in Familes 375
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 615
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $35,281
Average Household Income $45,921
Per Capita Income $20,083


Total Housing Units 269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $117,857
Average Home Value $145,031


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 147
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 -0.12% -0.22%
Households -0.31% -0.27%
Families 3.2% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Bakersville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bakersville 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 # 575 22nd
Population Density # 397 46th
Diversity Index # 694 6th
Median Household Income # 545 26th
Per Capita Income # 510 31st

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