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Gulf, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Gulf Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Chatham County at latitude 35.5576 and longitude -79.2808. Chatham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 272 feet.

The formal official name is the Gulf Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gulf, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Gulf indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Gulf Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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


Total Population 154
Population in Households 154
Population in Familes 128
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 169
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 45
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 80 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $136,364
Average Home Value $157,212


Median Household Income $50,283
Average Household Income $56,875
Per Capita Income $24,226
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.59% 1.76%
Households 1.51% 1.78%
Families 0.53% 1.72%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.


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, 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 703 5th
Population Density1 # 653 12th
Diversity Index2 # 474 36th
Median Household Income # 184 75th
Per Capita Income # 221 70th

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