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The Flat Rock Census Designated Place had a population of 1,561 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Flat Rock is located at latitude 36.508 and longitude -80.5822 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the Flat Rock Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The Flat Rock Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402487) 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 Flat Rock Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mount Airy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Surry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock: Flatrock.

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


Total Population 1,561
Daytime Population: Workers 252
Daytime Population: Residents 983
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,235
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 1,561
Population in Familes 1,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 597
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $34,612
Average Household Income $42,996
Per Capita Income $17,893


Total Housing Units 752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 436 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $77,642
Average Home Value $92,317


Total Households 656
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 438
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 0.04% -0.09%
Households 0.0% -0.06%
Families -0.09% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Flat Rock, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flat Rock 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 # 363 51st
Population Density # 402 46th
Diversity Index # 465 37th
Median Household Income # 559 24th
Per Capita Income # 632 15th

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