Bolton, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bolton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bolton had a population of 697 as of July 1, 2016. Bolton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bolton is located at latitude 34.3174 and longitude -78.3977 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bolton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Town of Bolton (GNIS ID: 2405300) 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 Bolton is located within Township of Bolton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

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


Total Population 697
Population in Households 697
Population in Familes 604
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 194
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 269
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $88,839
Average Home Value $118,357


Median Household Income $36,860
Average Household Income $50,730
Per Capita Income $19,079
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.03%
Households 0.18% 0.0%
Families 0.95% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Bolton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolton 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 # 506 32nd
Population Density1 # 644 13th
Diversity Index2 # 67 91st
Median Household Income # 469 37th
Per Capita Income # 525 29th

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