High Shoals, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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High Shoals, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of High Shoals had a population of 711 as of July 1, 2016. High Shoals ranks in the lower 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 High Shoals is located at latitude 35.39 and longitude -81.2021 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the City of High Shoals (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The City of High Shoals (GNIS ID: 2405829) 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 High Shoals is located within Township of Dallas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with High Shoals 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 High Shoals: Fullingwilder.

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


Total Population 711
Population in Households 711
Population in Familes 607
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 274
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $101,000
Average Home Value $139,637


Median Household Income $37,631
Average Household Income $55,301
Per Capita Income $21,344
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.45%
Households 0.47% 0.5%
Families 1.04% 0.48%
Median Household Income   -0.44%
Per Capita Income   0.94%
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.

High Shoals, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares High Shoals 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 # 500 32nd
Population Density1 # 585 21st
Diversity Index2 # 588 21st
Median Household Income # 440 41st
Per Capita Income # 383 48th

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