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Fair Bluff, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fair Bluff had a population of 858 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Fair Bluff is located at latitude 34.3135 and longitude -79.0373 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fair Bluff encompass a land area of 2.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Town of Fair Bluff (GNIS ID: 2406477) 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 Fair Bluff is located within Township of Fair Bluff, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fair Bluff, NC Housing Affordability Index is 244
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

Fair Bluff, NC Wealth Index is 45
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 858 (100%)
Population in Households 854 (99.5%)
Population in Families 677 (78.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 366
Diversity Index2 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,338
Average Household Income $48,653
Per Capita Income $21,606
Wealth Index4 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 496 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $78,779
Housing Affordability Index3 244
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 401
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 238
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 0.22% -0.12%
Households 0.25% -0.05%
Families 0.71% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Fair Bluff, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fair Bluff 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 # 466 37th
Population Density # 536 28th
Diversity Index # 225 70th
Median Household Income # 505 32nd
Per Capita Income # 503 32nd

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