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Candor, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Candor is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Montgomery County at latitude 35.2964 and longitude -79.7325. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Candor, but most people and references simply refer to it as Candor, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Candor indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 874
Population in Households 869
Population in Familes 708
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 546
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 193
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $85,667
Average Home Value $94,036


Median Household Income $29,221
Average Household Income $38,982
Per Capita Income $14,566
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.94% 0.5%
Households 1.25% 0.63%
Families -0.83% 0.51%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.


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, 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 # 461 38th
Population Density1 # 428 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 627 15th
Per Capita Income # 689 7th

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