Valle Crucis, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valle Crucis, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Valle Crucis Census Designated Place had a population of 444 as of July 1, 2016. Valle Crucis 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 Valle Crucis is located at latitude 36.2158 and longitude -81.7967 in Watauga County. The formal boundaries for the Valle Crucis Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Watauga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,677 feet.

The Valle Crucis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584333) 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 Valle Crucis Census Designated Place is located within Township of Watauga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Watauga County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valle Crucis 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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Valle Crucis, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 444
Population in Households 444
Population in Familes 327
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 100
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (44.3%)
Median Home Value $228,571
Average Home Value $320,565


Median Household Income $33,036
Average Household Income $53,244
Per Capita Income $22,687
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 1.02%
Households 0.94% 0.91%
Families -0.27% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.

Valle Crucis, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valle Crucis 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 # 584 21st
Population Density1 # 700 5th
Diversity Index2 # 725 2nd
Median Household Income # 568 23rd
Per Capita Income # 319 57th

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