Ruffin, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ruffin, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Ruffin Census Designated Place had a population of 339 as of July 1, 2017. Ruffin 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 Ruffin is located at latitude 36.4382 and longitude -79.5338 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Ruffin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 712 feet.

The Ruffin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628654) 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 Ruffin Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ruffin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockingham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ruffin 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 Ruffin: Little Rock, Rawlinsburg, Staceyville, Stacyville, Stubblefield.

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


Total Population 339
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 184
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 232
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 339
Population in Familes 270
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $44,287
Average Household Income $57,757
Per Capita Income $24,155


Total Housing Units 211 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $158,333


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 98
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 -1.13% -0.72%
Households -1.06% -0.68%
Families 0.43% -0.83%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Ruffin, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruffin 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 # 623 16th
Population Density # 717 3rd
Diversity Index # 376 49th
Median Household Income # 294 60th
Per Capita Income # 302 59th

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