Lake Norman of Catawba CDP, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Norman of Catawba CDP, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lake Norman of Catawba Census Designated Place had a population of 7,614 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Norman of Catawba CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Norman of Catawba CDP is located at latitude 35.5984 and longitude -80.9875 in Catawba County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Norman of Catawba Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.84 sq. miles and a water area of 8.53 sq. miles.

The Lake Norman of Catawba Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403201) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Norman of Catawba Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mountain Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Catawba County.

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

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Lake Norman of Catawba CDP, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,614
Daytime Population: Workers 1,860
Daytime Population: Residents 3,699
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,559
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 7,614
Population in Familes 6,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 319
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $67,975
Average Household Income $92,005
Per Capita Income $37,231


Total Housing Units 4,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,557 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 553 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,032 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $392,494
Average Home Value $461,166


Total Households 3,110
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,302
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 0.37% 0.38%
Households 0.26% 0.32%
Families 0.02% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Lake Norman of Catawba CDP, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Norman of Catawba CDP 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 # 112 85th
Population Density # 558 25th
Diversity Index # 674 9th
Median Household Income # 58 92nd
Per Capita Income # 58 92nd

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