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Lowell, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Lowell had a population of 3,811 as of July 1, 2017. Lowell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lowell is located at latitude 35.2687 and longitude -81.1011 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lowell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of Lowell (GNIS ID: 2404966) 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 Lowell is located within Township of South Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lowell 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 Lowell: Wrights Station.

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


Total Population 3,811
Daytime Population: Workers 1,587
Daytime Population: Residents 2,166
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,753
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 3,809
Population in Familes 3,067
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,432
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $40,147
Average Household Income $54,621
Per Capita Income $21,586


Total Housing Units 1,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 963 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 525 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $122,031
Average Home Value $150,806


Total Households 1,488
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 999
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 1.08% 0.96%
Households 0.91% 0.87%
Families 0.74% 0.75%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Lowell, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lowell 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 # 203 73rd
Population Density # 91 88th
Diversity Index # 453 39th
Median Household Income # 406 45th
Per Capita Income # 428 42nd

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