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Salemburg, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Salemburg had a population of 456 as of July 1, 2016. Salemburg ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Salemburg is located at latitude 35.0152 and longitude -78.5028 in Sampson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Salemburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sampson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.

The Town of Salemburg (GNIS ID: 2407276) 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 Salemburg is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Sampson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Salemburg 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 Salemburg: Salem.

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


Total Population 456
Population in Households 453
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 468
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $112,755
Average Home Value $119,048


Median Household Income $30,170
Average Household Income $41,079
Per Capita Income $16,860
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.69%
Households 0.61% 0.55%
Families 3.21% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.78%
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.

Salemburg, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salemburg 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 # 578 22nd
Population Density1 # 467 37th
Diversity Index2 # 188 75th
Median Household Income # 618 17th
Per Capita Income # 632 15th

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