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Archdale, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Archdale had a population of 11,777 as of July 1, 2020. Archdale ranks in the upper 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 Archdale is located at latitude 35.9146 and longitude -79.972 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Archdale encompass a land area of 8.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Archdale are located in Randolph County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Guilford County.

The City of Archdale (GNIS ID: 2403108) 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 City of Archdale is located within Township of Trinity, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Archdale: Bush Hill.


Archdale, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 11,777 (100%)
Population in Households 11,625 (98.7%)
Population in Families 9,569 (81.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 152 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 1,344
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $52,795
Average Household Income $70,758
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $28,569
Wealth Index5 67


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,224 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,426 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 448 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $137,849
Average Home Value $164,267
Housing Affordability Index3 230


Total Households 4,650
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 3,120
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.3% 0.35%
Households 0.21% 0.29%
Families -0.05% 0.22%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
Owner Occupied HU   0.31%


Archdale, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Archdale to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 79 89th
Population Density # 123 83rd
Median Household Income # 258 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 544 74th
Per Capita Income # 252 66th
Diversity Index # 508 31st

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