Caldwell County NC Information


Caldwell County Subdivisions

Caldwell County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 82,321
Population in Households 81,344
Population in Familes 67,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 977
Population Density1 175
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 33,243
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 23,176
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,418 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,825 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,483 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $131,018
Average Home Value $154,165


Median Household Income $36,484
Average Household Income $48,330
Per Capita Income $19,552
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.2% -0.08%
Households -0.1% -0.06%
Families -0.28% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.


Caldwell County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caldwell County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 34 67th
Population Density1 # 33 68th
Diversity Index2 # 86 15th
Median Household Income # 63 38th
Per Capita Income # 70 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.