Calypso, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Calypso had a population of 478 as of July 1, 2017. Calypso ranks in 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 Calypso is located at latitude 35.1547 and longitude -78.1046 in Duplin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Calypso (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Duplin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Town of Calypso (GNIS ID: 2405366) 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 Calypso is located within Township of Faison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Duplin County.

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


Total Population 478
Daytime Population: Workers 206
Daytime Population: Residents 242
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 448
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 475
Population in Familes 392
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 484
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $33,819
Average Household Income $46,505
Per Capita Income $18,830


Total Housing Units 240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $84,483
Average Home Value $119,808


Total Households 183
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 125
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 -1.62% -1.11%
Households -1.55% -1.12%
Families -2.12% -1.15%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Calypso, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calypso 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 # 565 24th
Population Density # 458 38th
Diversity Index # 63 92nd
Median Household Income # 579 22nd
Per Capita Income # 580 22nd

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