Myrtle Grove, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Myrtle Grove, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Myrtle Grove Census Designated Place had a population of 10,397 as of July 1, 2017. Myrtle Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Myrtle Grove is located at latitude 34.1244 and longitude -77.8901 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Myrtle Grove Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Myrtle Grove Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403323) 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 Myrtle Grove Census Designated Place is located within Township of Federal Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.

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


Total Population 10,397
Daytime Population: Workers 2,396
Daytime Population: Residents 5,232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,628
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 10,287
Population in Familes 8,725
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density2 1,550
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $72,868
Average Household Income $96,693
Per Capita Income $38,399


Total Housing Units 4,450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,287 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 843 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $273,276
Average Home Value $346,198


Total Households 4,129
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 3,038
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 2.21% 2.03%
Households 2.14% 2.0%
Families 2.07% 1.89%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Myrtle Grove, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Myrtle Grove 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 # 86 88th
Population Density # 78 90th
Diversity Index # 645 13th
Median Household Income # 43 94th
Per Capita Income # 50 93rd

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