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Faison, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Faison had a population of 1,024 as of July 1, 2016. Faison ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Faison is located at latitude 35.1165 and longitude -78.1368 in Duplin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Faison (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Duplin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Town of Faison (GNIS ID: 2406482) 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 Faison is located within Township of Faison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Duplin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Faison 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 Faison: Faisons Depot.

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


Total Population 1,024
Population in Households 1,016
Population in Familes 820
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,306
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 388
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $79,870
Average Home Value $90,394


Median Household Income $37,356
Average Household Income $44,934
Per Capita Income $17,463
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 0.79%
Households 0.98% 0.76%
Families 1.0% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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.

Faison, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Faison 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 # 434 41st
Population Density1 # 124 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 452 39th
Per Capita Income # 613 17th

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