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Lowgap, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Lowgap Census Designated Place had a population of 322 as of July 1, 2016. Lowgap 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 Lowgap is located at latitude 36.525 and longitude -80.8712 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the Lowgap Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,457 feet.

The Lowgap Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628640) 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 Lowgap Census Designated Place is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Surry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lowgap 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 Lowgap: Beulah, Low Gap.

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


Total Population 322
Population in Households 310
Population in Familes 260
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 283
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $96,795
Average Home Value $144,845


Median Household Income $22,755
Average Household Income $35,795
Per Capita Income $15,914
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.12%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.22%
Median Household Income   -1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.

Lowgap, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lowgap 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 # 631 15th
Population Density1 # 579 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 622 16th
Median Household Income # 725 2nd
Per Capita Income # 669 10th

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