Sandy Creek, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandy Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sandy Creek had a population of 290 as of July 1, 2016. Sandy Creek 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 Sandy Creek is located at latitude 34.2813 and longitude -78.1531 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sandy Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Town of Sandy Creek (GNIS ID: 2407284) 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 Sandy Creek is located within Township of Northwest, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

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


Total Population 290
Population in Households 290
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 230
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $123,077
Average Home Value $137,500


Median Household Income $48,859
Average Household Income $62,308
Per Capita Income $23,386
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.76% 2.99%
Households 1.02% 2.89%
Families 0.23% 2.67%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.

Sandy Creek, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy Creek 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 # 650 12th
Population Density1 # 624 16th
Diversity Index2 # 462 38th
Median Household Income # 218 71st
Per Capita Income # 300 60th

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