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Bolton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bolton had a population of 697 as of July 1, 2019. Bolton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Bolton is located at latitude 34.3207 and longitude -78.4019 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bolton encompass a land area of 3.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Town of Bolton (GNIS ID: 2405300) 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 Bolton is located within Township of Bolton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bolton, NC Housing Affordability Index is 280
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

Bolton, NC Wealth Index is 75
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 697 (100%)
Population in Households 697 (100.0%)
Population in Families 603 (86.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 194
Diversity Index2 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,938
Average Household Income $70,931
Per Capita Income $26,876
Wealth Index4 75

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Housing Affordability Index3 280
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 270
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 192
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 0.09% -0.09%
Households 0.16% -0.07%
Families 0.64% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Bolton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bolton 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 # 504 32nd
Population Density # 641 13th
Diversity Index # 71 91st
Median Household Income # 257 65th
Per Capita Income # 278 63rd

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