Elrod, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elrod, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Elrod Census Designated Place had a population of 402 as of July 1, 2017. Elrod ranks in the lower 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 Elrod is located at latitude 34.6072 and longitude -79.2308 in Robeson County. The formal boundaries for the Elrod Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Elrod Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402452) 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 Elrod Census Designated Place is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robeson County.

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


Total Population 402
Daytime Population: Workers 12
Daytime Population: Residents 233
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 245
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 402
Population in Familes 345
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $38,797
Average Household Income $49,572
Per Capita Income $17,191


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $53,333
Average Home Value $92,955


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 112
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 -0.5% -0.3%
Households -0.44% -0.39%
Families 0.63% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Elrod, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elrod 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 # 605 18th
Population Density # 716 3rd
Diversity Index # 264 64th
Median Household Income # 447 40th
Per Capita Income # 652 12th

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