Buxton, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Buxton Census Designated Place had a population of 1,302 as of July 1, 2017. Buxton ranks in the lower 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 Buxton is located at latitude 35.2619 and longitude -75.5364 in Dare County. The formal boundaries for the Buxton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Dare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Buxton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628616) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Buxton Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hatteras, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dare County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buxton 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 Buxton: The Cape.

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


Total Population 1,302
Daytime Population: Workers 645
Daytime Population: Residents 545
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,190
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 1,302
Population in Familes 1,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 440
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $55,012
Average Household Income $75,505
Per Capita Income $31,912


Total Housing Units 857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 351 (41.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 336 (39.2%)
Median Home Value $277,273
Average Home Value $325,429


Total Households 521
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 338
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 0.31% 0.47%
Households 0.24% 0.49%
Families -0.32% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   3.89%

Buxton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buxton 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 # 394 47th
Population Density # 481 35th
Diversity Index # 582 21st
Median Household Income # 137 82nd
Per Capita Income # 113 85th

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