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The Pinnacle CDP(1) had a population of 899 as of July 1, 2021. Pinnacle 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 Pinnacle is located at latitude 36.3293 and longitude -80.4331 in Stokes County. The formal boundaries for the Pinnacle Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Stokes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

The Pinnacle Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pinnacle Census Designated Place is located within Township of Yadkin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stokes County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pinnacle: Culler.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Pinnacle, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 899 (100%)
Population in Households 888 (98.8%)
Population in Families 760 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 11 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 249
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $59,623
Average Household Income $76,486
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $30,810
Wealth Index5 74


Total HU (Housing Units) 390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $250,000
Average Home Value $242,701
Housing Affordability Index3 149


Total Households 350
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.05% -0.13%
Households 0.15% -0.06%
Families -0.24% -0.16%
Median Household Income   4.86%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Pinnacle, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pinnacle to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 460 38th
Population Density # 610 18th
Median Household Income # 191 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 212 29th
Per Capita Income # 214 71st
Diversity Index # 670 9th

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