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Castalia, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Castalia had a population of 265 as of July 1, 2016. Castalia 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 Castalia is located at latitude 36.0823 and longitude -78.0576 in Nash County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Castalia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 308 feet.

The Town of Castalia (GNIS ID: 2406235) 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.

The Town of Castalia is located within Township of Castalia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nash County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Castalia 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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Castalia, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 265
Population in Households 265
Population in Familes 225
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 352
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $82,609
Average Home Value $124,342


Median Household Income $35,668
Average Household Income $45,348
Per Capita Income $17,310
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.15%
Households -0.15% -0.19%
Families 0.89% -0.27%
Median Household Income   -0.38%
Per Capita Income   0.67%
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, 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 # 661 11th
Population Density1 # 539 27th
Diversity Index2 # 124 83rd
Median Household Income # 497 33rd
Per Capita Income # 618 17th

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