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Valdese, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Valdese had a population of 4,458 as of July 1, 2019. Valdese ranks in the lower 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 Valdese is located at latitude 35.7407 and longitude -81.5631 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Valdese encompass a land area of 7.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,207 feet.

The Town of Valdese (GNIS ID: 2406784) 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 Valdese is located within Township of Lovelady, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burke County.


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Valdese, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Valdese, NC Housing Affordability Index is 157
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Valdese, NC Wealth Index is 59
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,458 (100%)
Population in Households 4,424 (99.2%)
Population in Families 3,524 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 34 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 570
Diversity Index2 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,147
Average Household Income $56,905
Per Capita Income $24,757
Wealth Index4 59

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,324 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 600 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 263 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $128,774
Housing Affordability Index3 157
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,924
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,208
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.12% 0.03%
Households -0.07% 0.0%
Families -0.2% -0.08%
Median Household Income   4.8%
Per Capita Income   3.84%

Valdese, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valdese to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 174 77th
Population Density # 425 43rd
Diversity Index # 658 11th
Median Household Income # 539 27th
Per Capita Income # 359 52nd

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