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Patterson Springs, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Patterson Springs had a population of 614 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Patterson Springs is located at latitude 35.233 and longitude -81.5162 in Cleveland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Patterson Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cleveland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

The Town of Patterson Springs (GNIS ID: 2407081) 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 Patterson Springs is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Patterson Springs 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 Patterson Springs: Swang, Swangs, Swangstown, Swangtown.

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Patterson Springs, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 614
Daytime Population: Workers 42
Daytime Population: Residents 351
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 393
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 614
Population in Familes 514
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 675
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $31,322
Average Household Income $38,397
Per Capita Income $14,941


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $89,130
Average Home Value $102,667


Total Households 245
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 174
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 -0.18% -0.23%
Households -0.22% -0.25%
Families 0.82% -0.35%
Median Household Income   -0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Patterson Springs, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Patterson Springs 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 # 523 29th
Population Density # 370 50th
Diversity Index # 468 37th
Median Household Income # 622 16th
Per Capita Income # 704 5th

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