South Mills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

South Mills is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the South Mills Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Camden County at latitude 36.4457 and longitude -76.3274. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal boundaries for the South Mills Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Mills: New Lebanon.

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South Mills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 466
Population in Households 466
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 260
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $244,828
Average Home Value $251,786


Median Household Income $77,079
Average Household Income $87,876
Per Capita Income $31,343
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.62% 0.8%
Households 0.41% 0.68%
Families 2.34% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   0.55%
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.

South Mills, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Mills to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 572 23rd
Population Density1 # 596 19th
Diversity Index2 # 425 42nd
Median Household Income # 28 96th
Per Capita Income # 81 89th

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