Asheboro, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Asheboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Asheboro had a population of 25,480 as of July 1, 2017. Asheboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Asheboro is located at latitude 35.7184 and longitude -79.8144 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Asheboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Asheboro (GNIS ID: 2403119) 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 Asheboro is located within Township of Asheboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.

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


Total Population 25,480
Daytime Population: Workers 24,744
Daytime Population: Residents 15,062
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,806
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.56
Population in Households 24,772
Population in Familes 19,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 708
Population Density2 1,362
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $33,768
Average Household Income $48,176
Per Capita Income $19,374


Total Housing Units 11,374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,794 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,161 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,419 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $123,150
Average Home Value $152,525


Total Households 9,955
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 6,159
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 0.22% 0.25%
Households 0.06% 0.19%
Families 0.08% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Asheboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Asheboro 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 # 39 95th
Population Density # 110 85th
Diversity Index # 52 93rd
Median Household Income # 580 22nd
Per Capita Income # 552 25th

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