Saxapahaw, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saxapahaw, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Saxapahaw Census Designated Place had a population of 1,677 as of July 1, 2016. Saxapahaw ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saxapahaw is located at latitude 35.9608 and longitude -79.3162 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the Saxapahaw Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Saxapahaw Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402827) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Saxapahaw Census Designated Place is located within Township 9-Thompson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

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


Total Population 1,677
Population in Households 1,677
Population in Familes 1,404
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 324
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 488
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 548 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $152,744
Average Home Value $184,186


Median Household Income $54,741
Average Household Income $64,967
Per Capita Income $25,382
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.33%
Households 0.18% 0.23%
Families 1.34% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Saxapahaw, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saxapahaw 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 # 351 53rd
Population Density1 # 555 25th
Diversity Index2 # 272 63rd
Median Household Income # 122 84th
Per Capita Income # 233 69th

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