Dortches, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Dortches had a population of 952 as of July 1, 2016. Dortches ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dortches is located at latitude 36.0113 and longitude -77.8567 in Nash County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dortches (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The Town of Dortches (GNIS ID: 2406388) 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 Dortches is located within Township of Stony Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nash County.

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


Total Population 952
Population in Households 931
Population in Familes 808
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 121
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 391
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 305 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $153,333
Average Home Value $226,809


Median Household Income $58,878
Average Household Income $78,456
Per Capita Income $30,254
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.15%
Households 0.33% 0.15%
Families 1.24% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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, 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 # 447 40th
Population Density1 # 689 7th
Diversity Index2 # 229 69th
Median Household Income # 85 89th
Per Capita Income # 109 85th

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