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Cove Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cove Creek had a population of 1,205 as of July 1, 2017. Cove Creek 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 Cove Creek is located at latitude 36.2859 and longitude -81.7873 in Haywood County. The formal boundaries for the Cove Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,516 feet.

The Cove Creek (GNIS ID: ) has a U6 Census Class Code which indicates a populated place that is not a census designated or incorporated place having an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cove Creek is located within Township of Cove Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Haywood County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cove Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Cove Creek, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,205
Daytime Population: Workers 166
Daytime Population: Residents 562
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 728
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 1,204
Population in Familes 961
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 142
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $37,577
Average Household Income $49,967
Per Capita Income $21,030


Total Housing Units 632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $164,583
Average Home Value $190,591


Total Households 497
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 335
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% 0.4%
Households 0.34% 0.32%
Families -0.04% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

Cove Creek, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cove Creek to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 405 45th
Population Density # 677 9th
Diversity Index # 695 6th
Median Household Income # 478 35th
Per Capita Income # 459 38th

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