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Whiteville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Whiteville had a population of 5,527 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Whiteville is located at latitude 34.3306 and longitude -78.7014 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whiteville (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Whiteville (GNIS ID: 2405738) 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 City of Whiteville is located within Township of Whiteville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whiteville 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 Whiteville: Vineland, Whites Crossing, Whitesville.

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


Total Population 5,527
Population in Households 5,159
Population in Familes 3,969
Population in Group Qrtrs 368
Population Density1 1,000
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 2,392
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,404
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,134 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,258 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 379 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $112,653
Average Home Value $148,060


Median Household Income $28,682
Average Household Income $44,810
Per Capita Income $19,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.13%
Households 0.52% 0.21%
Families 1.21% 0.11%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Whiteville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whiteville 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 # 139 81st
Population Density1 # 225 70th
Diversity Index2 # 200 73rd
Median Household Income # 647 13th
Per Capita Income # 486 34th

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