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Mount Olive, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Mount Olive had a population of 4,554 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Olive ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Mount Olive is located at latitude 35.1981 and longitude -78.0683 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Olive (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Mount Olive are located in Wayne County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Duplin County.

The Town of Mount Olive (GNIS ID: 2406209) 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 Mount Olive is located within Township of Brogden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Olive 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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Mount Olive, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,554
Daytime Population: Workers 3,472
Daytime Population: Residents 2,779
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,251
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 4,220
Population in Familes 3,198
Population in Group Qrtrs 334
Population Density2 1,703
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $28,771
Average Household Income $43,587
Per Capita Income $18,658


Total Housing Units 2,141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 956 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 856 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 329 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $90,308
Average Home Value $112,670


Total Households 1,812
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,045
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 -0.11% 0.11%
Households -0.05% 0.09%
Families 0.54% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Mount Olive, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Olive 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 # 169 77th
Population Density # 59 92nd
Diversity Index # 97 87th
Median Household Income # 666 10th
Per Capita Income # 594 20th

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