Lake Waccamaw, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Waccamaw had a population of 1,369 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Waccamaw is located at latitude 34.3182 and longitude -78.5112 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Waccamaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Lake Waccamaw (GNIS ID: 2405979) 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 Lake Waccamaw is located within Township of Waccamaw, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Waccamaw 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 Lake Waccamaw: Flemington.

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Lake Waccamaw, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,369
Daytime Population: Workers 652
Daytime Population: Residents 858
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,510
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,227
Population in Familes 1,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 494
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $57,472
Average Household Income $83,910
Per Capita Income $33,968


Total Housing Units 923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 418 (45.3%)
Median Home Value $223,370
Average Home Value $277,122


Total Households 505
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 334
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 -0.43% -0.58%
Households -0.56% -0.68%
Families -0.53% -0.79%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Lake Waccamaw, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Waccamaw 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 # 384 48th
Population Density # 452 39th
Diversity Index # 399 46th
Median Household Income # 109 85th
Per Capita Income # 83 89th

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