Elroy, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 3,869. Population change since 2000: -0.7%
Males: 2,017  (52.1%)
Females: 1,852  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 27531, 27534.

Elroy Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $35,933 (it was $35,286 in 2000)
Elroy:

$35,933
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,207 (it was $17,197 in 2000)

Elroy CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $101,725 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Elroy:

$101,725
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $108,366; Detached houses: $137,330; Mobile homes: $67,194

Median gross rent in 2016: $794.

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  • Races in Elroy, NC (2010)

    Elroy races chart
    • 2,29659.3%White alone
    • 84121.7%Black alone
    • 58315.1%Hispanic
    • 651.7%Asian alone
    • 541.4%Two or more races
    • 190.5%Other race alone
    • 80.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Elroy detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elroy: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (11.6%), English (9.3%), German (5.1%), Irish (2.1%), African (1.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 115 feet

Land area: 6.42 square miles.

Population density: 602 people per square mile   (low).

Elroy,NC real estate house value index trend

Elroy, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Elroy:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elroy CDP:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

241 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This place:

5.9%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $798 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $670 (0.7%)

Elroy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (36.2 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (52.5 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (356.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Walnut Creek, NC (1.9 miles ), Goldsboro, NC (2.1 miles ), Brogden, NC (2.5 miles ), Mar-Mac, NC (2.6 miles ), La Grange, NC (2.8 miles ), Seven Springs, NC (3.0 miles) , Pikeville, NC (3.4 miles ), Mount Olive, NC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.33 N, Longitude: 77.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 919

Elroy household income distribution Elroy home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Elroy: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elroy, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elroy-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the Elroy place center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 8.2 miles away from the place center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elroy-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 210.9 miles away from Elroy center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 278.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 201.6 miles away from Elroy center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 233.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Ice Storms: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elroy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elroy:

  • SKILL CREATIONS OF GOLDSBORO (Hospital, about 5 miles away; GOLDSBORO, NC)
  • HOLLY STREET HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; GOLDSBORO, NC)
  • LIFE, INC. WALNUT STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; GOLDSBORO, NC)
  • WAYNE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; GOLDSBORO, NC)
  • HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; GOLDSBORO, NC)
  • WILLOW CREEK NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GOLDSBORO, NC)
  • RAI CARE CENTERS GOLDSBORO (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; GOLDSBORO, NC)

Amtrak station near Elroy:

  • 6 miles: GOLDSBORO (410 N. JOHN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elroy:

  • Wayne Community College (about 5 miles; Goldsboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,174)
  • Mount Olive College (about 13 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 22 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Johnston Community College (about 26 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 3,657)
  • Pitt Community College (about 33 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • East Carolina University (about 37 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 43 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)

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Churches in Elroy include: Adamsville Church (A), New Hope Friends Church (B), Goldsboro Wesleyan Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: New Hope Friends Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 75.7. This is about average.

City:

75.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 18.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.8%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 45.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 63.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.5%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
North Carolina average:

12.0

Elroy travel time to work - commute Elroy mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elroy CDP (based on Wayne County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant29,543157
Mainline Protestant12,48264
Catholic2,8002
Other2,43810
Black Protestant2,38434
None72,976-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Wayne County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Wayne County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Wayne County:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 75
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

30.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.6%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.8%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.1%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elroy:

20.7%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.4%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elroy:

34.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Elroy:

79.2%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elroy, NC Residents

7.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,439 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.43%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Johnston County, NC  0.35% ($30,414 average AGI)
from Lenoir County, NC  0.33% ($24,766)
from Wake County, NC  0.28% ($29,518)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,945 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.52%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wake County, NC  0.42% ($35,465 average AGI)
to Johnston County, NC  0.39% ($34,784)
to Lenoir County, NC  0.29% ($28,100)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elroy:

  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFMC (730 AM; 1 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSSG (1300 AM; 1 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMPM (1270 AM; 5 kW; SMITHFIELD, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elroy:

  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WZUP (104.7 FM; ROSE HILL, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WKNS (90.3 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • W276AX (103.1 FM; PRINCETON, ETC., NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELS-FM (102.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: KINSTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W287AI (105.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WAGO (88.7 FM; SNOW HILL, NC; Owner: PATHWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, INC.)
  • WZBR (97.7 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Elroy:

  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W63CW (Channel 63; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • W64AZ (Channel 64; KINSTON-GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: GOCOM TELEVISION, L.P.,)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WARZ-LP (Channel 34; SMITHFIELD/SELMA, NC; Owner: WATERS & BROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCR-LP (Channel 20; WILSON, NC; Owner: ON THE MAP, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 4,100Total average daily traffic
  • 287Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,200Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$155,1184$152,89819$161,5551$40,7002$75,3501$97,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$66,3500$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$46,7001$46,5704$115,3501$6,5101$48,7401$34,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$04$160,6480$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$184,6400$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$141,640
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Elroy compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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