Sandy Creek, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandy Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sandy Creek had a population of 291 as of July 1, 2017. Sandy Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sandy Creek is located at latitude 34.2813 and longitude -78.1531 in Brunswick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sandy Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Town of Sandy Creek (GNIS ID: 2407284) 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 Sandy Creek is located within Township of Northwest, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

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


Total Population 291
Daytime Population: Workers 18
Daytime Population: Residents 178
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 196
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 291
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 231
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $66,969
Per Capita Income $25,341


Total Housing Units 107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $135,000
Average Home Value $152,397


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 70
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 1.57% 3.04%
Households 0.73% 3.1%
Families 0.0% 2.71%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

Sandy Creek, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy Creek 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 # 647 13th
Population Density # 625 16th
Diversity Index # 459 38th
Median Household Income # 217 70th
Per Capita Income # 266 64th

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