Cricket, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Cricket Census Designated Place had a population of 1,815 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cricket is located at latitude 36.1687 and longitude -81.1933 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Cricket Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,260 feet.

The Cricket Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402804) 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 Cricket Census Designated Place is located within Township of Reddies River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilkes County.

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


Total Population 1,815
Daytime Population: Workers 229
Daytime Population: Residents 1,282
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,511
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 1,750
Population in Familes 1,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 508
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $24,951
Average Household Income $34,853
Per Capita Income $15,357


Total Housing Units 895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 451 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $105,814
Average Home Value $137,721


Total Households 759
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 479
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 -0.23% -0.08%
Households -0.31% -0.13%
Families -0.91% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Cricket, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cricket 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 # 334 55th
Population Density # 444 40th
Diversity Index # 462 38th
Median Household Income # 719 3rd
Per Capita Income # 697 6th

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