Gibson, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gibson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Gibson had a population of 543 as of July 1, 2017. Gibson ranks in the upper 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 Gibson is located at latitude 34.7595 and longitude -79.6069 in Scotland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gibson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scotland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The Town of Gibson (GNIS ID: 2406564) 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 Gibson is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Scotland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gibson 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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Gibson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 543
Daytime Population: Workers 31
Daytime Population: Residents 369
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 400
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 543
Population in Familes 443
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 555
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $31,601
Average Household Income $44,502
Per Capita Income $17,944


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $67,460
Average Home Value $81,944


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 143
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 0.08% -0.15%
Households 0.0% -0.18%
Families 0.59% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Gibson, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibson 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 # 552 25th
Population Density # 422 43rd
Diversity Index # 130 83rd
Median Household Income # 616 17th
Per Capita Income # 629 15th

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