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China Grove, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of China Grove had a population of 4,192 as of July 1, 2017. China Grove ranks in the upper 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 China Grove is located at latitude 35.5719 and longitude -80.5789 in Rowan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of China Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

The Town of China Grove (GNIS ID: 2406266) 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 China Grove is located within Township of China Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rowan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with China Grove 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 China Grove: Luthersville, Savage.

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


Total Population 4,192
Daytime Population: Workers 1,705
Daytime Population: Residents 2,203
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,908
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 4,167
Population in Familes 3,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,196
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $48,324
Average Household Income $66,638
Per Capita Income $25,212


Total Housing Units 1,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,053 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 573 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $119,355
Average Home Value $147,505


Total Households 1,626
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,152
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 0.35% 0.32%
Households 0.23% 0.24%
Families 0.43% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

China Grove, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares China Grove 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 # 181 76th
Population Density # 165 78th
Diversity Index # 377 49th
Median Household Income # 246 67th
Per Capita Income # 271 63rd

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