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Walnut Cove, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Walnut Cove had a population of 1,428 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Walnut Cove is located at latitude 36.2949 and longitude -80.1404 in Stokes County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Walnut Cove (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Stokes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 656 feet.

The Town of Walnut Cove (GNIS ID: 2406826) 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 Walnut Cove is located within Township of Sauratown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stokes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove: Lash.

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


Total Population 1,428
Daytime Population: Workers 961
Daytime Population: Residents 830
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,791
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 1,389
Population in Familes 1,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 593
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $39,395
Average Household Income $50,289
Per Capita Income $22,727


Total Housing Units 768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 450 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $122,137
Average Home Value $142,500


Total Households 689
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 419
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 0.03% -0.18%
Households 0.16% -0.15%
Families 3.13% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Walnut Cove, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Walnut Cove 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 # 373 50th
Population Density # 405 45th
Diversity Index # 545 26th
Median Household Income # 432 42nd
Per Capita Income # 359 52nd

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