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Foscoe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Foscoe is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Foscoe Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Watauga County at latitude 36.1618 and longitude -81.7657. Watauga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,041 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Foscoe Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 5.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,470
Population in Households 1,454
Population in Familes 1,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 254
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 682
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 427 (26.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 255 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 906 (57.1%)
Median Home Value $200,926
Average Home Value $257,805


Median Household Income $43,658
Average Household Income $61,573
Per Capita Income $27,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.67% 1.36%
Households 1.85% 1.45%
Families 2.12% 1.42%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.


Foscoe, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foscoe 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 # 370 50th
Population Density1 # 600 19th
Diversity Index2 # 664 11th
Median Household Income # 260 65th
Per Capita Income # 129 83rd

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