Sandyfield, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandyfield, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sandyfield had a population of 430 as of July 1, 2017. Sandyfield 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 Sandyfield is located at latitude 34.3676 and longitude -78.3038 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sandyfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Town of Sandyfield (GNIS ID: 2407285) 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 Sandyfield is located within Township of Ransom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

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


Total Population 430
Daytime Population: Workers 11
Daytime Population: Residents 262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 273
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 430
Population in Familes 362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 125
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $40,749
Average Household Income $49,142
Per Capita Income $19,634


Total Housing Units 191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $104,032
Average Home Value $121,748


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 111
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% -0.85%
Households -0.76% -0.77%
Families -0.72% -0.92%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.04%

Sandyfield, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandyfield 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 # 584 21st
Population Density # 686 7th
Diversity Index # 150 80th
Median Household Income # 388 48th
Per Capita Income # 534 28th

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