Scotland County NC Information


Scotland County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 36,435
Daytime Population: Workers 12,510
Daytime Population: Residents 24,296
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,806
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 33,868
Population in Familes 28,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,567
Population Density2 114
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $32,625
Average Household Income $45,661
Per Capita Income $18,342


Total Housing Units 15,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,067 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,252 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,874 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $86,707
Average Home Value $118,080


Total Households 13,319
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 9,082
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 0.11% -0.43%
Households -0.3% -0.51%
Families -0.46% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.5%


Scotland County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotland County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 67 34th
Population Density # 49 52nd
Diversity Index # 13 87th
Median Household Income # 96 5th
Per Capita Income # 98 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.