Balfour, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Balfour, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Balfour Census Designated Place had a population of 1,232 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Balfour is located at latitude 35.3526 and longitude -82.4887 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Balfour Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,119 feet.

The Balfour Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402660) 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 Balfour Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Balfour population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Balfour, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,232
Population in Households 1,232
Population in Familes 951
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 759
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 494
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 351 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $174,695
Average Home Value $172,009


Median Household Income $43,324
Average Household Income $51,393
Per Capita Income $21,338
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.78%
Households 0.36% 0.68%
Families -0.57% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

Balfour, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Balfour to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 404 45th
Population Density1 # 336 55th
Diversity Index2 # 430 42nd
Median Household Income # 294 60th
Per Capita Income # 385 48th

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