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Maxton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Maxton had a population of 2,352 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Maxton is located at latitude 34.7365 and longitude -79.3527 in Robeson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Maxton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 194 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Maxton are located in Robeson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Scotland County.

The Town of Maxton (GNIS ID: 2406111) 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 Town of Maxton is located within Township of Maxton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robeson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Maxton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Maxton: Mackstown, Quhele, Shoe Heel, Tilden.

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


Total Population 2,352
Daytime Population: Workers 914
Daytime Population: Residents 1,769
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,683
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 2,212
Population in Familes 1,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density2 871
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $19,023
Average Household Income $32,093
Per Capita Income $13,018


Total Housing Units 1,112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 494 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $71,596
Average Home Value $90,810


Total Households 951
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 634
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 -0.43% -0.32%
Households -0.41% -0.34%
Families -0.51% -0.48%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.47%

Maxton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maxton 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 # 292 61st
Population Density # 271 63rd
Diversity Index # 208 72nd
Median Household Income # 735 1st
Per Capita Income # 731 1st

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