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South Mills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The South Mills Census Designated Place had a population of 525 as of July 1, 2020. 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 36.4457 and longitude -76.3274 in Camden County. The formal boundaries for the South Mills Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Mills: New Lebanon.


South Mills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 525 (100%)
Population in Households 525 (100.0%)
Population in Families 470 (89.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 293
Diversity Index2 41


Median Household Income $73,536
Average Household Income $81,089
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $28,735
Wealth Index5 81


Total HU (Housing Units) 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (80.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $226,961
Average Home Value $230,621
Housing Affordability Index3 212


Total Households 196
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.43% 1.34%
Households 1.34% 1.39%
Families 2.11% 1.25%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
Owner Occupied HU   1.16%


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, 2020 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 # 558 25th
Population Density # 574 22nd
Median Household Income # 81 89th
Housing Affordability Index # 447 60th
Per Capita Income # 247 67th
Diversity Index # 446 40th

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