Lake Waccamaw, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Waccamaw had a population of 1,417 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Waccamaw is located at latitude 34.3182 and longitude -78.5112 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Waccamaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Lake Waccamaw (GNIS ID: 2405979) 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 Lake Waccamaw is located within Township of Waccamaw, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Waccamaw 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 Lake Waccamaw: Flemington.

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


Total Population 1,417
Population in Households 1,277
Population in Familes 1,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 512
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 530
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 351
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 403 (43.2%)
Median Home Value $228,000
Average Home Value $281,847


Median Household Income $56,652
Average Household Income $80,997
Per Capita Income $33,079
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.06%
Households 0.12% -0.08%
Families 0.18% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

Lake Waccamaw, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Waccamaw 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 # 378 49th
Population Density1 # 445 40th
Diversity Index2 # 407 45th
Median Household Income # 97 87th
Per Capita Income # 78 90th

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