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Salemburg, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Salemburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sampson County at latitude 35.0152 and longitude -78.5028. Sampson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Salemburg, but most people and references simply refer to it as Salemburg, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Salemburg indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Salemburg: Salem.

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Salemburg, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 458
Population in Households 455
Population in Familes 378
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 470
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $113,235
Average Home Value $133,766


Median Household Income $33,773
Average Household Income $46,302
Per Capita Income $19,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.22% 0.98%
Households 1.33% 1.07%
Families 5.27% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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, 2014 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 # 575 22nd
Population Density1 # 464 37th
Diversity Index2 # 202 73rd
Median Household Income # 533 28th
Per Capita Income # 449 39th

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