China Grove, NC Overview

Incorporated in 1889, historic China Grove evolved into an agricultural trading center by the late 1800s.  Still characterized as a rural and friendly small town, the community is home to the Farmer’s Day celebration each July.  More than 200 craft and food vendors attract thousands of visitors and local residents to a medley of great food, colorful displays, and enjoyable activities.  Residents of China Grove benefit from the expanded amenities and services available in Salisbury, including a strong performing and fine arts community and modern shopping centers.  Regional parks and natural areas provide opportunities for fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, water sports, golfing, and tennis. Students enjoy access to award-winning schools on the elementary and secondary levels as well as easily accessible higher education in public and private institutions.


Population Growth (since 2000) 6%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,149.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.548
Households w/ Children 29%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 37%
Median Year in Residency 3.49

Housing Inventory

China Grove, NC Housing Inventory 1,129 180 522 1,129 180

Market Overview

94 listings with an estimated median price of $352,500

Price Count
$0 - 100K 11
$100K - 200K 8
$200K - 300K 16
$300K - 400K 23
$400K - 500K 9
$500K - 600K 3
$600K - 700K 6
$700K - 800K 2
$800K - 900K 1
$900K - 1M 1
$1M - Max 14
Property Type Count
Single Family 63
Townhouse 1
Commercial 9
Rental 5
Lots and Land 19
Multi Family 1
Farms 1

(Data as of 6/9/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

China Grove, NC Population Demographics

Total: 4,237


Median Age: 39.28

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

China Grove, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

China Grove, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

China Grove, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

China Grove, NC Highest Education Level Attained 382 1,272 121 28 219 316 536 382 1,272 121 28 219

Employment and Finance


China Grove, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $43,734)

China Grove, NC Income by dollar range 128 219 165 33 82 88 25 116 90 211 87 258 67 30 25 16 6 6

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

The Smoking Ban data indicates whether an area has a smoking ban in place for workplaces, restaurants or bars. This information represents that of the search area and may not reflect that of the whole County or State.



The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

China Grove, NC Crime

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