Lake Santeetlah, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Santeetlah, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Lake Santeetlah had a population of 46 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Santeetlah 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 Lake Santeetlah is located at latitude 35.364 and longitude -83.8664 in Graham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Santeetlah (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Graham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,985 feet.

The Town of Lake Santeetlah (GNIS ID: 2352729) 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 Lake Santeetlah is located within Township of Yellow Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Graham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Santeetlah 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 Lake Santeetlah: Santeetla, Santeetlah, Santultah, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Mountain, Town of Lake Santeetlah.

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


Total Population 46
Population in Households 46
Population in Familes 39
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 237
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 27
Average Household Size 1.7
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (10.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 2.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (86.6%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $254,348


Median Household Income $37,890
Average Household Income $58,904
Per Capita Income $26,476
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.43%
Households 0.61% 0.0%
Families 10.82% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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.

Lake Santeetlah, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Santeetlah 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 # 734 1st
Population Density1 # 619 16th
Diversity Index2 # 679 8th
Median Household Income # 435 41st
Per Capita Income # 204 73rd

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