Mulberry, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Mulberry Census Designated Place had a population of 2,321 as of July 1, 2017. Mulberry ranks in the lower 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 Mulberry is located at latitude 36.2257 and longitude -81.1652 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Mulberry Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

The Mulberry Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403317) 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 Mulberry Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mulberry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilkes County.

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


Total Population 2,321
Daytime Population: Workers 216
Daytime Population: Residents 1,400
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,616
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 2,317
Population in Familes 1,939
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 456
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $50,106
Average Household Income $58,226
Per Capita Income $23,901


Total Housing Units 1,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 744 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $127,094
Average Home Value $148,486


Total Households 960
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 671
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 -0.07% -0.02%
Households -0.16% -0.06%
Families -0.28% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Mulberry, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mulberry 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 # 294 60th
Population Density # 472 36th
Diversity Index # 664 10th
Median Household Income # 216 71st
Per Capita Income # 307 59th

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