High Shoals, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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High Shoals, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of High Shoals had a population of 720 as of July 1, 2017. High Shoals ranks in the lower 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 High Shoals is located at latitude 35.39 and longitude -81.2021 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the City of High Shoals (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The City of High Shoals (GNIS ID: 2405829) 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 City of High Shoals is located within Township of Dallas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with High Shoals 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 High Shoals: Fullingwilder.

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


Total Population 720
Daytime Population: Workers 40
Daytime Population: Residents 377
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 417
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 720
Population in Familes 613
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 277
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $38,802
Average Household Income $57,122
Per Capita Income $22,001


Total Housing Units 316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $113,889
Average Home Value $148,964


Total Households 279
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 209
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 0.47% 0.58%
Households 0.5% 0.64%
Families 1.03% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

High Shoals, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares High Shoals 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 # 497 33rd
Population Density # 575 22nd
Diversity Index # 585 21st
Median Household Income # 446 40th
Per Capita Income # 398 46th

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