Newland, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Newland, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Newland had a population of 724 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Newland is located at latitude 36.088 and longitude -81.9274 in Avery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Newland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Avery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,612 feet.

The Town of Newland (GNIS ID: 2406987) 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 Newland is located within Township of Newland Number 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Avery County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newland: Old Fields of Toe.

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


Total Population 724
Population in Households 701
Population in Familes 539
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 968
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 326
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $169,595
Average Home Value $225,592


Median Household Income $40,083
Average Household Income $56,807
Per Capita Income $25,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.65%
Households 0.81% 0.73%
Families 1.72% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

Newland, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newland 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 # 495 33rd
Population Density1 # 236 68th
Diversity Index2 # 542 27th
Median Household Income # 374 50th
Per Capita Income # 232 69th

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