Ossipee, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ossipee, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ossipee had a population of 575 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ossipee is located at latitude 36.1663 and longitude -79.5169 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ossipee (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Town of Ossipee (GNIS ID: 2407057) 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 Ossipee is located within Township 4-Morton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ossipee 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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Ossipee, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 575
Population in Households 575
Population in Familes 478
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 949
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $114,306


Median Household Income $40,979
Average Household Income $52,593
Per Capita Income $21,019
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.85%
Households 0.8% 0.78%
Families 0.83% 0.87%
Median Household Income   -0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Ossipee, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ossipee 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 # 543 27th
Population Density1 # 244 67th
Diversity Index2 # 427 42nd
Median Household Income # 348 53rd
Per Capita Income # 403 46th

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