Balfour, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Balfour, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Balfour Census Designated Place had a population of 1,259 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Balfour is located at latitude 35.3526 and longitude -82.4887 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Balfour Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,119 feet.

The Balfour Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402660) 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 Balfour Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

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


Total Population 1,259
Daytime Population: Workers 528
Daytime Population: Residents 700
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,228
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,259
Population in Familes 969
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 776
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $43,840
Average Household Income $52,130
Per Capita Income $21,824


Total Housing Units 589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $179,487
Average Home Value $177,514


Total Households 510
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 312
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 0.9% 0.97%
Households 0.75% 0.89%
Families -0.09% 0.82%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Balfour, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Balfour 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 # 400 46th
Population Density # 315 58th
Diversity Index # 432 42nd
Median Household Income # 306 59th
Per Capita Income # 412 44th

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