Cullowhee, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cullowhee, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cullowhee Census Designated Place had a population of 6,772 as of July 1, 2017. Cullowhee 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 Cullowhee is located at latitude 35.3111 and longitude -83.181 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Cullowhee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,116 feet.

The Cullowhee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402390) 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 Cullowhee Census Designated Place is located within Township of Cullowhee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cullowhee 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 Cullowhee: Kullaughee Valley, Painter.

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


Total Population 6,772
Daytime Population: Workers 551
Daytime Population: Residents 4,093
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,644
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 3,397
Population in Familes 1,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,375
Population Density2 1,932
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $17,587
Average Household Income $40,762
Per Capita Income $16,783


Total Housing Units 2,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 316 (14.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,701 (76.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 200 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $191,216
Average Home Value $210,522


Total Households 2,016
Average Household Size 1.69
Family Households 455
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 1.16% 0.87%
Households 2.43% 1.7%
Families 5.02% 1.78%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Cullowhee, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cullowhee 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 # 125 83rd
Population Density # 38 95th
Diversity Index # 503 32nd
Median Household Income # 737 0th
Per Capita Income # 666 10th

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