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Gulf, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Gulf Census Designated Place had a population of 159 as of July 1, 2016. Gulf 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 Gulf is located at latitude 35.5576 and longitude -79.2808 in Chatham County. The formal boundaries for the Gulf Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 272 feet.

The Gulf Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628630) 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 Gulf Census Designated Place is located within Township of Gulf, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chatham County.

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


Total Population 159
Population in Households 159
Population in Familes 132
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 175
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 66
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 81 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $171,698


Median Household Income $50,429
Average Household Income $68,429
Per Capita Income $28,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.6% 1.94%
Households 1.27% 2.04%
Families 0.71% 1.68%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Gulf, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gulf 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 # 701 5th
Population Density1 # 656 11th
Diversity Index2 # 476 36th
Median Household Income # 201 73rd
Per Capita Income # 151 80th

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