Caroleen, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Caroleen, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Caroleen Census Designated Place had a population of 687 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Caroleen is located at latitude 35.2811 and longitude -81.7914 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Caroleen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 843 feet.

The Caroleen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628617) 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 Caroleen Census Designated Place is located within Township of High Shoals, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

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

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


Total Population 687
Daytime Population: Workers 101
Daytime Population: Residents 480
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 581
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 686
Population in Familes 586
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 621
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $42,334
Per Capita Income $16,106


Total Housing Units 329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $85,174
Average Home Value $103,769


Total Households 266
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 200
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 0.72% 0.23%
Households 0.53% 0.15%
Families 1.7% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Caroleen, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caroleen 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 # 505 32nd
Population Density # 396 47th
Diversity Index # 525 29th
Median Household Income # 553 26th
Per Capita Income # 679 8th

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