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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pilot Mountain had a population of 1,425 as of July 1, 2019. Pilot Mountain ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Pilot Mountain is located at latitude 36.3865 and longitude -80.4695 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pilot Mountain encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The Town of Pilot Mountain (GNIS ID: 2407111) 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 Pilot Mountain is located within Township of Pilot, a minor civil division (MCD) of Surry County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pilot Mountain: Pilotmountain.

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Pilot Mountain, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Pilot Mountain, NC Housing Affordability Index is 166
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Pilot Mountain, NC Wealth Index is 66
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,425 (100%)
Population in Households 1,421 (99.7%)
Population in Families 1,124 (78.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 700
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,748
Average Household Income $68,881
Per Capita Income $30,049
Wealth Index4 66

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 444 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $168,443
Housing Affordability Index3 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 647
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 403
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.02% -0.15%
Households 0.0% -0.16%
Families 0.47% -0.25%
Median Household Income   4.38%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Pilot Mountain, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pilot Mountain to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 376 49th
Population Density # 360 51st
Diversity Index # 607 18th
Median Household Income # 259 65th
Per Capita Income # 192 74th

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