Lowell, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lowell, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lowell had a population of 3,700 as of July 1, 2016. Lowell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lowell is located at latitude 35.2687 and longitude -81.1011 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lowell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of Lowell (GNIS ID: 2404966) 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 Lowell is located within Township of South Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lowell 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 Lowell: Wrights Station.

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


Total Population 3,700
Population in Households 3,697
Population in Familes 2,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,390
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 1,447
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 974
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 946 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 501 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $120,017
Average Home Value $147,037


Median Household Income $39,722
Average Household Income $53,473
Per Capita Income $21,212
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.7%
Households 0.61% 0.63%
Families 0.45% 0.53%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Lowell, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lowell 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 # 208 72nd
Population Density1 # 101 86th
Diversity Index2 # 452 39th
Median Household Income # 380 49th
Per Capita Income # 391 47th

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