Silver Lake, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Silver Lake, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Silver Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 6,292 as of July 1, 2016. Silver Lake ranks in the upper 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 Silver Lake is located at latitude 34.1423 and longitude -77.9089 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Silver Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Silver Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402855) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Silver Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Masonboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.

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


Total Population 6,292
Population in Households 6,292
Population in Familes 5,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,552
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 2,355
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,669
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,650 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 705 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $166,084
Average Home Value $156,693


Median Household Income $48,836
Average Household Income $57,992
Per Capita Income $21,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.89% 1.85%
Households 1.74% 1.72%
Families 1.63% 1.64%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Silver Lake, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Lake 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 # 128 83rd
Population Density1 # 14 98th
Diversity Index2 # 300 59th
Median Household Income # 219 71st
Per Capita Income # 362 51st

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