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Gulf, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Gulf Census Designated Place had a population of 165 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Gulf, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 165
Daytime Population: Workers 32
Daytime Population: Residents 89
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 121
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 165
Population in Familes 137
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 182
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $50,831
Average Household Income $67,970
Per Capita Income $29,101


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $179,167


Total Households 69
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.9% 2.2%
Households 1.71% 2.22%
Families 0.91% 2.04%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

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, 2017 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 # 695 6th
Population Density # 651 12th
Diversity Index # 498 33rd
Median Household Income # 208 72nd
Per Capita Income # 168 77th

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