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Castalia, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Castalia is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Castalia.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nash County at latitude 36.0818 and longitude -78.0575. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 308 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Castalia (see map) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 268
Population in Households 268
Population in Familes 227
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 356
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $103,000
Average Home Value $116,333


Median Household Income $36,371
Average Household Income $39,591
Per Capita Income $15,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% -0.07%
Households 0.22% -0.19%
Families 1.64% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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.


Castalia, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Castalia 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 # 661 11th
Population Density1 # 535 28th
Diversity Index2 # 113 85th
Median Household Income # 454 39th
Per Capita Income # 669 10th

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