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Dana, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Dana Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Henderson County at latitude 35.3206 and longitude -82.3611. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,251 feet.

The formal official name is the Dana Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dana, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Dana indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Dana Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Dana Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 3,535
Population in Households 3,535
Population in Familes 2,932
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 397
Diversity Index2 51
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,344
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 941
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,002 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 342 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $142,880
Average Home Value $173,802
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,383
Average Household Income $47,055
Per Capita Income $18,538
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.42% 1.3%
Households 1.4% 1.25%
Families 0.9% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

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Dana, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dana 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 # 211 72nd
Population Density1 # 509 31st
Diversity Index2 # 314 58th
Median Household Income # 357 52nd
Per Capita Income # 499 33rd

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