Maxton, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Maxton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Maxton had a population of 2,339 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Maxton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,339
Population in Households 2,200
Population in Familes 1,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 139
Population Density2 867
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $20,468
Average Household Income $34,168
Per Capita Income $13,886


Total Housing Units 1,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 515 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 433 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $73,810
Average Home Value $94,525


Total Households 947
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 632
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.44% -0.51%
Households -0.41% -0.53%
Families -0.49% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

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, 2018 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 # 275 63rd
Diversity Index # 205 72nd
Median Household Income # 736 1st
Per Capita Income # 724 2nd

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