Saxapahaw, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Saxapahaw, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Saxapahaw Census Designated Place had a population of 1,721 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Saxapahaw is located at latitude 35.9608 and longitude -79.3162 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the Saxapahaw Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Saxapahaw Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402827) 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 Saxapahaw Census Designated Place is located within Township 9-Thompson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

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Saxapahaw, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,721
Population in Households 1,721
Population in Familes 1,444
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 332
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $55,847
Average Household Income $68,716
Per Capita Income $27,009


Total Housing Units 774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 568 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $176,124
Average Home Value $205,624


Total Households 720
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 502
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.53% 0.67%
Households 0.5% 0.63%
Families 1.36% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Saxapahaw, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saxapahaw to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 346 53rd
Population Density # 548 26th
Diversity Index # 249 66th
Median Household Income # 158 79th
Per Capita Income # 247 67th

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