Lake Lure, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lake Lure, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Lure had a population of 1,289 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Lure ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Lure is located at latitude 35.4487 and longitude -82.2021 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Lure (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.37 sq. miles and a water area of 1.22 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The Town of Lake Lure (GNIS ID: 2405973) 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 Lake Lure is located within Township of Chimney Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Lure 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 Lake Lure: Lake Lure Village.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,289
Population in Households 1,288
Population in Familes 991
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 96
Diversity Index2 18
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 651
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 408
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (21.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 ( 5.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,720 (72.5%)
Median Home Value $283,482
Average Home Value $355,851
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,822
Average Household Income $67,843
Per Capita Income $32,650
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 0.81%
Households 1.15% 0.7%
Families 0.28% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.

Lake Lure, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Lure 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 # 398 46th
Population Density1 # 702 5th
Diversity Index2 # 658 11th
Median Household Income # 240 68th
Per Capita Income # 83 89th

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