Elroy, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elroy, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Elroy Census Designated Place had a population of 3,944 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elroy 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 Elroy: El Roy, Elroy Store.

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


Total Population 3,944
Daytime Population: Workers 266
Daytime Population: Residents 2,292
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 3,944
Population in Familes 3,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 599
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $38,263
Average Household Income $45,213
Per Capita Income $18,726


Total Housing Units 1,799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 954 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 667 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $81,229
Average Home Value $116,440


Total Households 1,622
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,072
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 0.27% 0.27%
Households 0.22% 0.27%
Families -0.06% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

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, 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 # 194 74th
Population Density # 401 46th
Diversity Index # 64 91st
Median Household Income # 462 38th
Per Capita Income # 589 20th

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