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Dortches, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nash County at latitude 36.0113 and longitude -77.8575. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Dortches (see map) encompass a land area of 7.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 950
Population in Households 924
Population in Familes 803
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 121
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 392
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 298
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $170,385
Average Home Value $203,827


Median Household Income $55,760
Average Household Income $71,312
Per Capita Income $27,260
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.38% 0.13%
Households 0.55% 0.25%
Families 1.91% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.


Dortches, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dortches 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 # 446 40th
Population Density1 # 689 7th
Diversity Index2 # 229 69th
Median Household Income # 96 87th
Per Capita Income # 139 81st

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