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Lowgap, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lowgap Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Surry County at latitude 36.525 and longitude -80.8712. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,457 feet.

The formal official name is the Lowgap Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lowgap, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lowgap indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lowgap: Beulah, Low Gap.

Lowgap Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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


Total Population 319
Population in Households 307
Population in Familes 258
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 281
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 130
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $97,115
Average Home Value $123,158


Median Household Income $28,691
Average Household Income $37,541
Per Capita Income $15,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.37% -0.25%
Households -0.36% -0.15%
Families -0.26% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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, 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 # 631 15th
Population Density1 # 580 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 625 16th
Median Household Income # 640 14th
Per Capita Income # 650 12th

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