Elroy, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Elroy, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Elroy Census Designated Place had a population of 3,938 as of July 1, 2018. Elroy 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 Elroy is located at latitude 35.3308 and longitude -77.9225 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Elroy Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Elroy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402453) 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 Elroy Census Designated Place is located within Township of New Hope, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elroy: El Roy, Elroy Store.

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Elroy, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,938
Population in Households 3,938
Population in Familes 3,164
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 598
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $40,535
Average Household Income $48,021
Per Capita Income $19,883


Total Housing Units 1,795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 931 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 688 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $84,689
Average Home Value $119,898


Total Households 1,619
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,071
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.21% 0.27%
Households 0.17% 0.22%
Families -0.07% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Elroy, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elroy to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 197 73rd
Population Density # 406 45th
Diversity Index # 62 92nd
Median Household Income # 443 40th
Per Capita Income # 564 24th

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