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The Town of Pilot Mountain had a population of 1,425 as of July 1, 2021. 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 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, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,425 (100%)
Population in Households 1,422 (99.8%)
Population in Families 1,121 (78.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 700
Diversity Index2 24
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,080
Average Household Income $74,074
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $32,391
Wealth Index5 72
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $178,218
Average Home Value $225,768
Housing Affordability Index3 204
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 651
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 404
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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.01% -0.18%
Households 0.05% -0.15%
Families 0.41% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
Owner Occupied HU   0.17%

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, 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 # 385 48th
Population Density # 366 51st
Median Household Income # 194 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 509 69th
Per Capita Income # 181 76th
Diversity Index # 604 18th

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