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Lake Junaluska, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Lake Junaluska is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Haywood County at latitude 35.5279 and longitude -82.9596. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,552 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 5.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Junaluska: Junaluska.

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Lake Junaluska, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,881
Population in Households 2,881
Population in Familes 2,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 540
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,360
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 852
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 998 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 362 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 744 (35.4%)
Median Home Value $225,552
Average Home Value $254,162


Median Household Income $47,199
Average Household Income $71,690
Per Capita Income $33,831
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.24% 1.0%
Households 1.33% 1.02%
Families 0.42% 0.88%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
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.


Lake Junaluska, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Junaluska 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 # 254 66th
Population Density1 # 432 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 711 4th
Median Household Income # 218 71st
Per Capita Income # 58 92nd

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