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Andrews, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Andrews had a population of 2,028 as of July 1, 2016. Andrews ranks in the upper 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 Andrews is located at latitude 35.1995 and longitude -83.8256 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Andrews (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,778 feet.

The Town of Andrews (GNIS ID: 2405151) 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 Andrews is located within Township of Valleytown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cherokee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Andrews population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Andrews: Valley Town.

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Andrews, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,028
Population in Households 1,952
Population in Familes 1,526
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 1,242
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 877
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 530
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 343 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 244 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $91,295
Average Home Value $114,206


Median Household Income $24,863
Average Household Income $31,636
Per Capita Income $13,900
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.1% 1.66%
Households 1.89% 1.61%
Families 2.58% 1.54%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Andrews, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Andrews 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 # 319 57th
Population Density1 # 149 80th
Diversity Index2 # 479 35th
Median Household Income # 709 4th
Per Capita Income # 712 4th

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