Denver, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Denver, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Denver Census Designated Place had a population of 2,395 as of July 1, 2016. Denver 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 Denver is located at latitude 35.5429 and longitude -81.0377 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Denver Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

The Denver Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584315) 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 Denver Census Designated Place is located within Township of Catawba Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Denver: Dry Pond.

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


Total Population 2,395
Population in Households 2,395
Population in Familes 1,966
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 385
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 1,001
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 686
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 675 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $221,269
Average Home Value $243,481


Median Household Income $49,519
Average Household Income $65,295
Per Capita Income $25,837
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.48%
Households 0.47% 0.42%
Families 1.42% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Denver, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denver 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 # 289 61st
Population Density1 # 523 29th
Diversity Index2 # 590 20th
Median Household Income # 210 72nd
Per Capita Income # 222 70th

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