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Norwood, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Norwood had a population of 2,477 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Norwood is located at latitude 35.2329 and longitude -80.1107 in Stanly County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Norwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Town of Norwood (GNIS ID: 2407011) 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 Norwood is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stanly County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norwood 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 Norwood: Centre.

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


Total Population 2,477
Daytime Population: Workers 1,123
Daytime Population: Residents 1,462
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,585
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 2,475
Population in Familes 2,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 554
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $39,257
Average Household Income $50,002
Per Capita Income $20,350


Total Housing Units 1,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 680 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 320 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 (27.1%)
Median Home Value $126,875
Average Home Value $176,101


Total Households 1,000
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 683
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 0.56% 0.5%
Households 0.56% 0.5%
Families 0.71% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Norwood, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norwood 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 # 284 62nd
Population Density # 424 43rd
Diversity Index # 345 53rd
Median Household Income # 436 41st
Per Capita Income # 498 33rd

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