Dana, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dana, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Dana Census Designated Place had a population of 3,663 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dana is located at latitude 35.3206 and longitude -82.3611 in Henderson County. 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. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,251 feet.

The Dana Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584314) 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 Dana Census Designated Place is located within Township of Blue Ridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dana 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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Dana, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,663
Population in Households 3,663
Population in Familes 3,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 411
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 1,362
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 955
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,011 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 350 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $158,015
Average Home Value $198,987


Median Household Income $42,545
Average Household Income $53,385
Per Capita Income $20,542
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.54% 1.5%
Households 1.16% 1.32%
Families 0.85% 1.27%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

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, 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 # 211 72nd
Population Density1 # 501 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 351 53rd
Median Household Income # 309 58th
Per Capita Income # 442 40th

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