Saxapahaw, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saxapahaw, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Saxapahaw Census Designated Place had a population of 1,717 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

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


Total Population 1,717
Daytime Population: Workers 379
Daytime Population: Residents 908
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,287
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,717
Population in Familes 1,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 331
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $54,975
Average Household Income $65,971
Per Capita Income $25,863


Total Housing Units 768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 559 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $194,704


Total Households 718
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 500
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 0.57% 0.64%
Households 0.53% 0.61%
Families 1.49% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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, 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 # 345 53rd
Population Density # 548 26th
Diversity Index # 256 65th
Median Household Income # 138 81st
Per Capita Income # 246 67th

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