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Haw River, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Haw River had a population of 2,445 as of July 1, 2017. Haw River 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 Haw River is located at latitude 36.0948 and longitude -79.362 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Haw River (see map below) encompass a land area of 3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The Town of Haw River (GNIS ID: 2405805) 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 Haw River is located within Township 13-Haw River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Haw River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Haw River, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,445
Daytime Population: Workers 810
Daytime Population: Residents 1,298
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,108
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 2,442
Population in Familes 2,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 816
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $37,374
Average Household Income $48,215
Per Capita Income $18,858


Total Housing Units 1,092 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 668 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $105,423
Average Home Value $117,377


Total Households 972
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 661
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.77% 0.77%
Households 0.67% 0.73%
Families 0.69% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Haw River, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Haw River to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 287 61st
Population Density # 296 60th
Diversity Index # 28 96th
Median Household Income # 484 35th
Per Capita Income # 578 22nd

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