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Whitakers, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Whitakers had a population of 684 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Whitakers is located at latitude 36.1057 and longitude -77.7131 in Nash County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Whitakers (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Whitakers are located in Nash County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Edgecombe County.

The Town of Whitakers (GNIS ID: 2406874) 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 Whitakers is located within Township of North Whitakers, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nash County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitakers 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 Whitakers: Whitakers Turnout.

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


Total Population 684
Daytime Population: Workers 93
Daytime Population: Residents 400
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 493
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 682
Population in Familes 567
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 834
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $38,624
Average Household Income $47,864
Per Capita Income $18,654


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $83,929
Average Home Value $97,750


Total Households 292
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 197
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 -1.15% -1.11%
Households -1.21% -1.12%
Families -0.55% -1.25%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Whitakers, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitakers 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 # 507 32nd
Population Density # 289 61st
Diversity Index # 404 45th
Median Household Income # 450 39th
Per Capita Income # 596 19th

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