Elm City, North Carolina

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Elm City, North Carolina

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High Points

Elm City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Elm City Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Elm City Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Elm City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Elm City, North Carolina

Comparing Elm City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 8
Age of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 6 5
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 6
Portion of People Married 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 5
People Above Poverty 4 6
College Educated Adults 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 6 3
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1

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Elm City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SW of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Wilson
Standard Zip Codes 27822
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.806
Longitude -77.863

Elm City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WILSON 3 SW
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station TARBORO 1 S
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
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Elm City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,165 100%
Male 547 47%
Female 618 53%
Under 18 282 24.2%
18+ 883 75.8%
65+ 182 15.6%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 3.01
White 506 43.4%
African-American 628 53.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 17 1.5%
Mixed Race 11 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 2.6%

Estimated Elm City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,381
Growth 216
Growth % 18.5%

Elm City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.1%
US/American 27.1%
English 5%
African 3.6%
German 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Scottish 1.2%
Irish 1%
Italian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
European 0.5%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elm City 1,165 $39,861
Dortches 809 $52,250
Macclesfield 458 $36,806
Rocky Mount 55,893 $39,929
Saratoga 379 $37,750
Sharpsburg 2,421 $30,192
Wilson 44,405 $41,041
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