Norlina, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Norlina had a population of 1,045 as of July 1, 2017. Norlina ranks in the upper 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 Norlina is located at latitude 36.445 and longitude -78.195 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Norlina (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 423 feet.

The Town of Norlina (GNIS ID: 2406997) 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 Norlina is located within Township of Smith Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Warren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norlina 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 Norlina: Mount Regis, Regio.

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


Total Population 1,045
Daytime Population: Workers 260
Daytime Population: Residents 641
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 901
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 1,037
Population in Familes 815
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 939
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $36,274
Average Household Income $47,455
Per Capita Income $19,855


Total Housing Units 567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $102,232
Average Home Value $122,126


Total Households 441
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 279
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 -0.93% -0.86%
Households -0.9% -0.83%
Families -0.2% -0.95%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.08%

Norlina, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norlina 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 # 427 42nd
Population Density # 248 67th
Diversity Index # 174 76th
Median Household Income # 514 31st
Per Capita Income # 522 29th

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