Granite Quarry, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Granite Quarry, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Granite Quarry had a population of 2,988 as of July 1, 2017. Granite Quarry ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Granite Quarry is located at latitude 35.6126 and longitude -80.4485 in Rowan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Granite Quarry (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 801 feet.

The Town of Granite Quarry (GNIS ID: 2406602) 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 Granite Quarry is located within Township of Gold Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rowan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Granite Quarry 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 Granite Quarry: Woodside.

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


Total Population 2,988
Daytime Population: Workers 978
Daytime Population: Residents 1,514
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,492
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 2,983
Population in Familes 2,535
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,041
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $50,188
Average Household Income $64,294
Per Capita Income $25,405


Total Housing Units 1,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 830 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 332 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $166,705
Average Home Value $189,260


Total Households 1,163
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 851
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 0.16% 0.25%
Households 0.05% 0.14%
Families -0.21% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Granite Quarry, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Granite Quarry 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 # 251 66th
Population Density # 211 72nd
Diversity Index # 563 24th
Median Household Income # 213 71st
Per Capita Income # 263 65th

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