Buies Creek, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buies Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Buies Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 3,084 as of July 1, 2017. Buies Creek 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 Buies Creek is located at latitude 35.4104 and longitude -78.7352 in Harnett County. The formal boundaries for the Buies Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harnett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 207 feet.

The Buies Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402731) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Buies Creek Census Designated Place is located within Township of Neills Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harnett County.

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


Total Population 3,084
Daytime Population: Workers 2,303
Daytime Population: Residents 1,866
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,169
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 1,970
Population in Familes 1,169
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,114
Population Density2 1,344
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $34,720
Average Household Income $46,159
Per Capita Income $16,514


Total Housing Units 793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 376 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $138,800
Average Home Value $157,106


Total Households 667
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 316
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.65% 1.75%
Households 2.02% 2.64%
Families 4.35% 2.47%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Buies Creek, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buies Creek 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 # 244 67th
Population Density # 116 84th
Diversity Index # 418 44th
Median Household Income # 557 25th
Per Capita Income # 674 9th

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