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Burgaw, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Burgaw had a population of 4,250 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Burgaw is located at latitude 34.5531 and longitude -77.9163 in Pender County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Burgaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Town of Burgaw (GNIS ID: 2405345) 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 Burgaw is located within Township of Burgaw, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pender County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burgaw population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burgaw: Stanford.

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Burgaw, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,250
Population in Households 3,576
Population in Familes 2,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 674
Population Density1 780
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,444
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 937
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,639 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 870 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 574 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $135,337
Average Home Value $165,499


Median Household Income $39,664
Average Household Income $53,383
Per Capita Income $22,569
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.5% 1.77%
Households 1.86% 2.05%
Families 2.96% 1.91%
Median Household Income   -0.46%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
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.

Burgaw, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burgaw 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 # 180 76th
Population Density1 # 323 56th
Diversity Index2 # 199 73rd
Median Household Income # 383 48th
Per Capita Income # 324 56th

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