Westport, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westport, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Westport Census Designated Place had a population of 4,495 as of July 1, 2016. Westport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Westport is located at latitude 35.4973 and longitude -80.9769 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Westport Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.67 sq. miles and a water area of 1.96 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The Westport Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403015) 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 Westport 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 Westport 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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Westport, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,495
Population in Households 4,493
Population in Familes 4,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,225
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,658
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,491 (83.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $495,992
Average Home Value $584,155


Median Household Income $111,349
Average Household Income $136,626
Per Capita Income $51,299
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 1.24%
Households 1.55% 1.12%
Families 1.3% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.23%
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.

Westport, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westport 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 # 170 77th
Population Density1 # 153 79th
Diversity Index2 # 702 5th
Median Household Income # 4 100th
Per Capita Income # 11 99th

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