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Waco, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Waco had a population of 305 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Waco is located at latitude 35.3626 and longitude -81.4293 in Cleveland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Waco (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cleveland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The Town of Waco (GNIS ID: 2406810) 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 Waco is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.

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


Total Population 305
Population in Households 305
Population in Familes 258
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 388
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 121
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $117,308
Average Home Value $131,180


Median Household Income $31,154
Average Household Income $46,797
Per Capita Income $18,225
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.81% -0.66%
Households -0.77% -0.5%
Families -0.86% -0.68%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.

Waco, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waco 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 # 639 14th
Population Density1 # 521 30th
Diversity Index2 # 490 34th
Median Household Income # 606 18th
Per Capita Income # 576 22nd

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