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South Mills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The South Mills Census Designated Place had a population of 480 as of July 1, 2016. South Mills 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 South Mills is located at latitude 36.4379 and longitude -76.3307 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the South Mills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The South Mills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628656) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The South Mills Census Designated Place is located within Township of South Mills, a minor civil division (MCD) of Camden County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Mills 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 South Mills: New Lebanon.

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


Total Population 480
Population in Households 480
Population in Familes 431
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 268
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 179
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $250,000
Average Home Value $253,045


Median Household Income $61,707
Average Household Income $74,002
Per Capita Income $26,207
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.94%
Households 0.73% 0.99%
Families 2.05% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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, 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 # 569 23rd
Population Density1 # 592 20th
Diversity Index2 # 426 42nd
Median Household Income # 73 90th
Per Capita Income # 213 71st

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