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Creswell, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Creswell had a population of 233 as of July 1, 2016. Creswell 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 Creswell is located at latitude 35.8714 and longitude -76.3991 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Creswell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Creswell (GNIS ID: 2406336) 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 Creswell is located within Township of Scuppernong, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Creswell 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 Creswell: Cool Spring, Cressville, Cresswell.

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


Total Population 233
Population in Households 233
Population in Familes 196
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 412
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 100
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $98,750
Average Home Value $127,778


Median Household Income $34,459
Average Household Income $46,899
Per Capita Income $19,408
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.67% -1.6%
Households -2.48% -1.44%
Families -0.46% -1.52%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

Creswell, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Creswell 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 # 674 9th
Population Density1 # 500 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 20 97th
Median Household Income # 534 28th
Per Capita Income # 505 32nd

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