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Cove Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cove Creek CDP is a community or populated place (Class Code U6) located in Haywood County at latitude 36.2859 and longitude -81.7873. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,516 feet.

The formal official name is the Cove Creek CDP, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cove Creek, North Carolina.

The U6 Census Class Code for Cove Creek indicates a a populated place that is not a census designated or incorporated place having an official federally recognized name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Cove Creek CDP (see map below) 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.