Sandyfield, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandyfield, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sandyfield had a population of 453 as of July 1, 2016. Sandyfield 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 Sandyfield is located at latitude 34.3676 and longitude -78.3038 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sandyfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Town of Sandyfield (GNIS ID: 2407285) 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 Sandyfield is located within Township of Ransom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

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


Total Population 453
Population in Households 453
Population in Familes 383
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 132
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $101,515
Average Home Value $121,402


Median Household Income $41,053
Average Household Income $49,999
Per Capita Income $19,913
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.18%
Households 0.1% -0.12%
Families 0.14% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Sandyfield, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandyfield 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 # 580 22nd
Population Density1 # 683 8th
Diversity Index2 # 153 80th
Median Household Income # 342 54th
Per Capita Income # 484 35th

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