Whitsett, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whitsett, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Whitsett had a population of 604 as of July 1, 2016. Whitsett ranks in the lower 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 Whitsett is located at latitude 36.0824 and longitude -79.5747 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Whitsett (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 679 feet.

The Town of Whitsett (GNIS ID: 2406883) 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 Whitsett is located within Township of Rock Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitsett population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 604
Population in Households 604
Population in Familes 486
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 230
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 264
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 174
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $164,216
Average Home Value $175,811


Median Household Income $55,079
Average Household Income $69,421
Per Capita Income $29,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 2.55%
Households 0.49% 2.52%
Families 0.28% 2.31%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Whitsett, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitsett 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 # 531 28th
Population Density1 # 625 16th
Diversity Index2 # 269 64th
Median Household Income # 117 84th
Per Capita Income # 124 83rd

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