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Catawba, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Catawba had a population of 641 as of July 1, 2019. Catawba 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 Catawba is located at latitude 35.7074 and longitude -81.0756 in Catawba County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Catawba encompass a land area of 3.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Catawba County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The Town of Catawba (GNIS ID: 2406238) 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 Catawba is located within Township of Catawba, a minor civil division (MCD) of Catawba County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Catawba: Chesnut Grove.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Catawba, NC Housing Affordability Index is 202
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

Catawba, NC Wealth Index is 66
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 641 (100%)
Population in Households 641 (100.0%)
Population in Families 516 (80.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 163
Diversity Index2 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,168
Average Household Income $64,087
Per Capita Income $26,788
Wealth Index4 66

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $156,481
Housing Affordability Index3 202
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 268
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 178
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 0.48% 0.56%
Households 0.5% 0.52%
Families 0.12% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Catawba, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catawba 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 # 517 30th
Population Density # 661 11th
Diversity Index # 338 55th
Median Household Income # 193 74th
Per Capita Income # 280 62nd

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