Navassa, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Navassa, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Navassa had a population of 1,668 as of July 1, 2017. Navassa ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Navassa is located at latitude 34.2816 and longitude -78.0364 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Navassa (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Town of Navassa (GNIS ID: 2406968) 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 Navassa is located within Township of Northwest, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

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


Total Population 1,668
Daytime Population: Workers 278
Daytime Population: Residents 964
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,242
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 1,668
Population in Familes 1,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 125
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $39,285
Average Household Income $48,349
Per Capita Income $18,234


Total Housing Units 723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $118,182
Average Home Value $138,051


Total Households 622
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 424
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 1.43% 2.28%
Households 1.21% 2.21%
Families 1.09% 2.08%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Navassa, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Navassa 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 # 352 53rd
Population Density # 685 7th
Diversity Index # 101 86th
Median Household Income # 435 41st
Per Capita Income # 615 17th

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