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Goldston, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Goldston had a population of 295 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Goldston is located at latitude 35.5949 and longitude -79.3306 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Goldston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 420 feet.

The Town of Goldston (GNIS ID: 2406585) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Goldston is located within Township of Gulf, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chatham County.

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


Total Population 295
Population in Households 291
Population in Familes 241
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 371
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $127,000
Average Home Value $173,571


Median Household Income $50,432
Average Household Income $65,968
Per Capita Income $27,539
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.55% 1.96%
Households 1.4% 1.76%
Families 2.92% 1.7%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Goldston, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goldston 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 # 649 12th
Population Density1 # 529 29th
Diversity Index2 # 511 31st
Median Household Income # 200 73rd
Per Capita Income # 173 77th

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