Caldwell County NC Information


Caldwell County Subdivisions

Caldwell County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 81,998
Population in Households 81,057
Population in Familes 67,077
Population in Group Qrtrs 941
Population Density1 174
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 33,138
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 23,102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,207 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,931 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,554 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $128,836
Average Home Value $156,522


Median Household Income $33,866
Average Household Income $47,191
Per Capita Income $19,106
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.15%
Households -0.14% -0.14%
Families -0.29% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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, 2015 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 # 83 18th
Median Household Income # 84 17th
Per Capita Income # 78 23rd

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