Elroy, North Carolina

Coordinates: 35°19′51″N 77°55′21″W / 35.33083°N 77.92250°W / 35.33083; -77.92250
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Elroy, North Carolina
Elroy, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Elroy, North Carolina
Elroy, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°19′51″N 77°55′21″W / 35.33083°N 77.92250°W / 35.33083; -77.92250
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total6.54 sq mi (16.93 km2)
 • Land6.54 sq mi (16.93 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation115 ft (35 m)
 • Total3,755
 • Density574.60/sq mi (221.84/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code37-21130[3]
GNIS feature ID2402453[2]

Elroy is a town in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. In 2007, the estimated population was 3,905.[4] It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,896 people, 1,534 households, and 1,087 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 606.4 inhabitants per square mile (234.1/km2). There were 1,718 housing units at an average density of 267.4 per square mile (103.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.87% White, 21.20% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.93% Asian, 4.03% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.88% of the population.

There were 1,534 households, out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,286, and the median income for a family was $37,853. Males had a median income of $25,943 versus $21,776 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,197. About 10.1% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.


Education in Elroy is administered by the Wayne County Public School system with children attending schools in nearby townships. Higher education is offered through Wayne Community College in Goldsboro.




  • The main highway in Elroy is US 70. NC 111 also that runs through the area.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elroy, North Carolina
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ https://www.bestplaces.net/city/Elroy_NC-53721130000.aspx[dead link]
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.