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South Mills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The South Mills Census Designated Place had a population of 476 as of July 1, 2017. South Mills 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 South Mills is located at latitude 36.4379 and longitude -76.3307 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the South Mills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Camden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The South Mills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628656) 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 South Mills Census Designated Place is located within Township of South Mills, a minor civil division (MCD) of Camden County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Mills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Mills: New Lebanon.

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South Mills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 476
Daytime Population: Workers 75
Daytime Population: Residents 246
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 321
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 476
Population in Familes 426
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 266
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $66,872
Average Household Income $78,488
Per Capita Income $27,718


Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $253,378
Average Home Value $255,255


Total Households 178
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 142
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 0.65% 0.83%
Households 0.55% 0.77%
Families 1.66% 0.69%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

South Mills, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Mills 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 # 567 24th
Population Density # 590 20th
Diversity Index # 433 42nd
Median Household Income # 63 92nd
Per Capita Income # 199 73rd

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