Ossipee, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ossipee, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Ossipee had a population of 581 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Ossipee is located at latitude 36.1663 and longitude -79.5169 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ossipee (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Town of Ossipee (GNIS ID: 2407057) 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 Ossipee is located within Township 4-Morton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ossipee 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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Ossipee, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 581
Daytime Population: Workers 123
Daytime Population: Residents 267
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 390
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 581
Population in Familes 483
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 959
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $42,236
Average Household Income $57,720
Per Capita Income $23,234


Total Housing Units 289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $92,188
Average Home Value $120,170


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 161
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 0.94% 1.05%
Households 0.93% 0.93%
Families 0.98% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Ossipee, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ossipee 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 # 536 28th
Population Density # 239 68th
Diversity Index # 426 43rd
Median Household Income # 347 53rd
Per Capita Income # 334 55th

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