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Cove Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Cove Creek is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the .

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U6) located in Haywood County at latitude 35.6065 and longitude -83.0113. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,516 feet.

The formal boundaries for the (see map) encompass a land area of 8.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Cove Creek, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,224
Population in Households 1,223
Population in Familes 977
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 144
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 508
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 343
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 379 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $146,277
Average Home Value $170,213


Median Household Income $37,391
Average Household Income $47,772
Per Capita Income $20,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.05% 1.02%
Households 1.1% 1.0%
Families 0.49% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 403 46th
Population Density1 # 675 9th
Diversity Index2 # 689 7th
Median Household Income # 418 44th
Per Capita Income # 388 48th

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