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Chadbourn, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Chadbourn had a population of 1,757 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chadbourn is located at latitude 34.3247 and longitude -78.825 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chadbourn (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Town of Chadbourn (GNIS ID: 2406253) 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 Chadbourn is located within Township of Chadbourn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

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


Total Population 1,757
Daytime Population: Workers 729
Daytime Population: Residents 1,029
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,758
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 1,749
Population in Familes 1,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 693
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $28,959
Average Household Income $42,741
Per Capita Income $18,691


Total Housing Units 960 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 358 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $97,789
Average Home Value $119,010


Total Households 767
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 453
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 -0.75% -0.79%
Households -0.73% -0.82%
Families -0.71% -0.94%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Chadbourn, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chadbourn 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 # 338 54th
Population Density # 360 51st
Diversity Index # 228 69th
Median Household Income # 661 11th
Per Capita Income # 592 20th

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