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The Town of Faison had a population of 1,005 as of July 1, 2017. Faison ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Faison is located at latitude 35.1165 and longitude -78.1368 in Duplin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Faison (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 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 Faison (GNIS ID: 2406482) 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 Faison is located within Township of Faison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Duplin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Faison 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 Faison: Faisons Depot.

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


Total Population 1,005
Daytime Population: Workers 143
Daytime Population: Residents 561
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 704
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 1,000
Population in Familes 805
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 1,282
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $40,040
Average Household Income $47,852
Per Capita Income $18,531


Total Housing Units 437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $76,807
Average Home Value $87,440


Total Households 381
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 244
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 0.62% 0.51%
Households 0.59% 0.42%
Families 0.58% 0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.33%
Per Capita Income   0.9%

Faison, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Faison 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 # 434 41st
Population Density # 129 83rd
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 412 44th
Per Capita Income # 601 19th

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