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Cricket, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cricket Census Designated Place had a population of 1,809 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Cricket is located at latitude 36.1715 and longitude -81.194 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Cricket Census Designated Place 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.


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Cricket, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cricket, NC Housing Affordability Index is 165
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cricket, NC Wealth Index is 55
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,809
Population in Households 1,742
Population in Familes 1,379
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density 506
Diversity Index1 41
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,478
Average Household Income $54,065
Per Capita Income $22,630
Wealth Index3 55

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $98,684
Housing Affordability Index2 165
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 760
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 479
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.21% -0.07%
Households -0.22% -0.08%
Families -0.72% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2019 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 # 335 55th
Population Density # 447 40th
Diversity Index # 448 39th
Median Household Income # 670 9th
Per Capita Income # 444 40th

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