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White Plains, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The White Plains Census Designated Place had a population of 1,063 as of July 1, 2017. White Plains ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for White Plains is located at latitude 36.4438 and longitude -80.649 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the White Plains Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The White Plains Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403023) 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 White Plains 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 White Plains 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 White Plains: Whiteplains.

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White Plains, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,063
Daytime Population: Workers 116
Daytime Population: Residents 546
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 662
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 1,063
Population in Familes 887
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 265
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $40,348
Average Household Income $51,843
Per Capita Income $21,012


Total Housing Units 492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $118,966
Average Home Value $141,989


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 305
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 -0.14% -0.23%
Households -0.22% -0.27%
Families -0.57% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

White Plains, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Plains 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 # 424 43rd
Population Density # 591 20th
Diversity Index # 473 36th
Median Household Income # 401 46th
Per Capita Income # 461 38th

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