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Cajahs Mountain, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cajah's Mountain had a population of 2,802 as of July 1, 2019. Cajahs Mountain 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 Cajahs Mountain is located at latitude 35.8349 and longitude -81.5415 in Caldwell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cajah's Mountain encompass a land area of 3.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caldwell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,322 feet.

The Town of Cajah's Mountain (GNIS ID: 2405357) 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 Cajah's Mountain is located within Township of North Catawba, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caldwell County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cajahs Mountain: Cajah's Mountain.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cajahs Mountain, NC Housing Affordability Index is 203
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

Cajahs Mountain, NC Wealth Index is 47
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 2,802
Population in Households 2,737
Population in Familes 2,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density 824
Diversity Index1 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,463
Average Household Income $54,746
Per Capita Income $21,337
Wealth Index3 47

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 789 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 349 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $121,627
Housing Affordability Index2 203
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,138
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 806
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 -0.08% 0.0%
Households -0.03% 0.07%
Families -0.45% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Cajahs Mountain, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cajahs Mountain 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 # 266 64th
Population Density # 299 60th
Diversity Index # 610 17th
Median Household Income # 385 48th
Per Capita Income # 516 30th

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