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Elm City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Elm City had a population of 1,355 as of July 1, 2017. Elm City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elm City is located at latitude 35.8088 and longitude -77.8622 in Wilson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elm City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.

The Town of Elm City (GNIS ID: 2406443) 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 Elm City is located within Township of Toisnot, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elm City 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 Elm City: Toisnot.

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


Total Population 1,355
Daytime Population: Workers 448
Daytime Population: Residents 792
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,355
Population in Familes 1,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,751
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $45,488
Average Household Income $57,055
Per Capita Income $23,247


Total Housing Units 663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 421 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $97,727
Average Home Value $123,934


Total Households 576
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 403
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 0.59% 0.5%
Households 0.51% 0.41%
Families 1.49% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

Elm City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elm City 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 # 385 48th
Population Density # 52 93rd
Diversity Index # 246 67th
Median Household Income # 278 63rd
Per Capita Income # 331 55th

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