Lake Junaluska, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lake Junaluska, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place had a population of 2,940 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Junaluska ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Lake Junaluska is located at latitude 35.5298 and longitude -82.975 in Haywood County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,552 feet.

The Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403193) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place is located within Township of Waynesville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Haywood County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Junaluska: Junaluska.


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Lake Junaluska, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,940
Daytime Population: Workers 1,780
Daytime Population: Residents 1,407
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,187
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,940
Population in Familes 2,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 550
Diversity Index3 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,182
Average Household Income $83,794
Per Capita Income $39,124

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 994 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 379 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 773 (36.0%)
Median Home Value $292,445
Average Home Value $343,530
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,373
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 857
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.01% 1.07%
Households 0.92% 0.99%
Families 0.33% 0.87%
Median Household Income   4.8%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 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 # 254 66th
Population Density # 426 42nd
Diversity Index # 714 4th
Median Household Income # 93 88th
Per Capita Income # 47 94th

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