Person County NC Information


Person County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 40,035
Daytime Population: Workers 12,643
Daytime Population: Residents 21,976
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,619
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 39,593
Population in Familes 32,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 442
Population Density2 102
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $46,410
Average Household Income $59,586
Per Capita Income $23,982


Total Housing Units 18,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,030 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,922 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,460 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $132,673
Average Home Value $176,136


Total Households 15,952
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 10,942
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 0.2% 0.27%
Households 0.11% 0.21%
Families -0.05% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.83%


Person County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Person County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 63 38th
Population Density # 57 44th
Diversity Index # 52 48th
Median Household Income # 29 72nd
Per Capita Income # 40 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.