Stokes County NC Information


Stokes County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 46,710
Daytime Population: Workers 10,259
Daytime Population: Residents 26,124
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,383
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 46,254
Population in Familes 38,557
Population in Group Qrtrs 456
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $44,153
Average Household Income $57,636
Per Capita Income $24,028


Total Housing Units 22,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,540 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,734 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,796 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $132,282
Average Home Value $167,543


Total Households 19,274
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 13,337
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 -0.2% -0.36%
Households -0.1% -0.3%
Families -0.26% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.98%


Stokes County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stokes 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 # 56 45th
Population Density # 56 45th
Diversity Index # 96 5th
Median Household Income # 43 58th
Per Capita Income # 38 63rd

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