Haywood County NC Information


Haywood County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 61,579
Population in Households 60,854
Population in Familes 48,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 725
Population Density1 111
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 26,689
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 17,629
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,225 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,464 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,219 (27.7%)
Median Home Value $185,088
Average Home Value $233,141


Median Household Income $42,080
Average Household Income $57,979
Per Capita Income $25,424
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.61%
Households 0.69% 0.61%
Families 0.54% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.


Haywood County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Haywood County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 43 58th
Population Density1 # 52 49th
Diversity Index2 # 98 3rd
Median Household Income # 46 55th
Per Capita Income # 24 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.