Foscoe, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Foscoe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Foscoe Census Designated Place had a population of 1,418 as of July 1, 2016. Foscoe 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 Foscoe is located at latitude 36.1513 and longitude -81.7734 in Watauga County. The formal boundaries for the Foscoe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Watauga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,041 feet.

The Foscoe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584317) 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 Foscoe Census Designated Place is located within Township of Watauga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Watauga County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Foscoe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,418
Population in Households 1,402
Population in Familes 1,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 245
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 644
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 400 (26.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 895 (58.2%)
Median Home Value $265,323
Average Home Value $309,649


Median Household Income $48,019
Average Household Income $62,928
Per Capita Income $27,904
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.46%
Households 0.33% 0.34%
Families 0.51% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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, 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 # 377 49th
Population Density1 # 612 17th
Diversity Index2 # 671 9th
Median Household Income # 224 70th
Per Capita Income # 162 78th

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