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Denver, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Denver Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Lincoln County at latitude 35.5429 and longitude -81.0377. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Denver 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Denver: Dry Pond.

Denver Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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


Total Population 2,338
Population in Households 2,338
Population in Familes 1,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 376
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 994
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 682
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,084 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 677 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 317 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $223,156
Average Home Value $247,526


Median Household Income $49,215
Average Household Income $64,830
Per Capita Income $26,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.29% 0.49%
Households 0.53% 0.66%
Families 1.96% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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, 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 # 289 61st
Population Density1 # 522 29th
Diversity Index2 # 585 21st
Median Household Income # 194 74th
Per Capita Income # 167 78th

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