Lowgap, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lowgap, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lowgap Census Designated Place had a population of 321 as of July 1, 2015. 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 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.

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, 2015.

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, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 321
Population in Households 309
Population in Familes 259
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 282
Diversity Index2 20
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 131
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $75,735
Average Home Value $94,330
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,101
Average Household Income $38,540
Per Capita Income $15,981
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.06%
Households -0.14% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 632 15th
Population Density1 # 578 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 631 15th
Median Household Income # 669 10th
Per Capita Income # 642 13th

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