Lake Junaluska, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake Junaluska, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place had a population of 2,965 as of July 1, 2018. Lake Junaluska ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Lake Junaluska is located at latitude 35.5279 and longitude -82.9596 in Haywood County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Haywood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,552 feet.

The Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403193) 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 Lake Junaluska Census Designated Place is located within Township of Waynesville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Haywood County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lake Junaluska: Junaluska.

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Lake Junaluska, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,965
Population in Households 2,965
Population in Familes 2,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 554
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $60,983
Average Household Income $82,759
Per Capita Income $38,564


Total Housing Units 2,122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 985 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 394 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 743 (35.0%)
Median Home Value $296,316
Average Home Value $342,200


Total Households 1,379
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 860
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.99% 1.11%
Households 0.86% 1.0%
Families 0.33% 0.89%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Lake Junaluska, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Junaluska to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 254 66th
Population Density # 425 43rd
Diversity Index # 710 4th
Median Household Income # 104 86th
Per Capita Income # 58 92nd

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