Candor, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Candor, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Candor had a population of 873 as of July 1, 2015. Candor ranks in the upper 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 Candor is located at latitude 35.2964 and longitude -79.7325 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Candor (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Town of Candor (GNIS ID: 2405374) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Candor population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Candor, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 873
Population in Households 868
Population in Familes 706
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 545
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 193
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $71,429


Median Household Income $27,733
Average Household Income $38,462
Per Capita Income $14,314
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.43%
Households 1.01% 0.57%
Families -0.68% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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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Candor, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Candor to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 462 38th
Population Density1 # 427 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 677 9th
Per Capita Income # 698 6th

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