Red Cross, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Red Cross, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Red Cross had a population of 757 as of July 1, 2017. Red Cross ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Red Cross is located at latitude 35.266 and longitude -80.3622 in Stanly County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Red Cross (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

The Town of Red Cross (GNIS ID: 2407184) 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 Red Cross is located within Township of Big Lick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stanly County.

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


Total Population 757
Daytime Population: Workers 229
Daytime Population: Residents 386
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 615
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 757
Population in Familes 658
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 212
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $51,757
Average Household Income $63,412
Per Capita Income $24,565


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $158,712
Average Home Value $177,317


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 246
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 0.28% 0.34%
Households 0.34% 0.36%
Families 1.43% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

Red Cross, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Red Cross 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 # 487 34th
Population Density # 634 14th
Diversity Index # 586 21st
Median Household Income # 187 75th
Per Capita Income # 293 60th

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