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Haw River, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Haw River had a population of 2,418 as of July 1, 2016. Haw River ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Haw River is located at latitude 36.0948 and longitude -79.362 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Haw River (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The Town of Haw River (GNIS ID: 2405805) 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 Haw River is located within Township 13-Haw River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Haw River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Haw River, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,418
Population in Households 2,415
Population in Familes 1,992
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 807
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 959
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 654
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,081 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 665 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $97,388
Average Home Value $109,760


Median Household Income $36,276
Average Household Income $46,673
Per Capita Income $18,170
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.65%
Households 0.56% 0.56%
Families 0.63% 0.48%
Median Household Income   -1.46%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Haw River, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Haw River to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 287 61st
Population Density1 # 305 59th
Diversity Index2 # 31 96th
Median Household Income # 478 35th
Per Capita Income # 579 22nd

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