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Saint Stephens, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Saint Stephens Census Designated Place had a population of 8,902 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Stephens is located at latitude 35.7645 and longitude -81.2729 in Catawba County. The formal boundaries for the Saint Stephens Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Catawba County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

The Saint Stephens Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402814) 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 Saint Stephens Census Designated Place is located within Township of Clines, a minor civil division (MCD) of Catawba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Stephens 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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Saint Stephens, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,902
Daytime Population: Workers 1,578
Daytime Population: Residents 4,335
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,913
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 8,854
Population in Familes 7,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 944
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $43,296
Average Household Income $61,136
Per Capita Income $23,087


Total Housing Units 3,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,442 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 918 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 308 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $135,098
Average Home Value $169,121


Total Households 3,360
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 2,409
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 0.31% 0.41%
Households 0.19% 0.33%
Families -0.18% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Saint Stephens, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Stephens 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 # 97 87th
Population Density # 246 67th
Diversity Index # 215 71st
Median Household Income # 322 57th
Per Capita Income # 338 54th

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