Broad Creek, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Broad Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Broad Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 2,421 as of July 1, 2016. Broad Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Broad Creek is located at latitude 34.7341 and longitude -76.919 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Broad Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Broad Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628615) 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 Broad Creek Census Designated Place is located within Township of Morehead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carteret County.

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


Total Population 2,421
Population in Households 2,421
Population in Familes 2,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 779
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 929
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 678
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 710 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $162,736
Average Home Value $215,845


Median Household Income $52,933
Average Household Income $60,701
Per Capita Income $23,389
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.64%
Households 0.54% 0.64%
Families 0.36% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Broad Creek, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Broad 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 # 285 62nd
Population Density1 # 326 56th
Diversity Index2 # 571 23rd
Median Household Income # 150 80th
Per Capita Income # 299 60th

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