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Indian Trail, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Indian Trail had a population of 39,372 as of July 1, 2017. Indian Trail ranks in the upper 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 Indian Trail is located at latitude 35.0686 and longitude -80.6511 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Indian Trail (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 699 feet.

The Town of Indian Trail (GNIS ID: 2405887) 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 Indian Trail is located within Township of Vance, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Indian Trail population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Indian Trail, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,372
Daytime Population: Workers 13,729
Daytime Population: Residents 19,456
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,185
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 39,372
Population in Familes 35,493
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,809
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $72,316
Average Household Income $87,896
Per Capita Income $29,104


Total Housing Units 13,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,712 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,192 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 636 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $202,947
Average Home Value $230,281


Total Households 12,905
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 10,376
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 2.22% 2.33%
Households 2.05% 2.24%
Families 1.86% 2.14%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Indian Trail, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indian Trail 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 # 24 97th
Population Density # 47 94th
Diversity Index # 343 54th
Median Household Income # 45 94th
Per Capita Income # 167 78th

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