Cullowhee, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Cullowhee, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cullowhee Census Designated Place had a population of 6,712 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cullowhee: Kullaughee Valley, Painter.

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


Total Population 6,712
Population in Households 3,255
Population in Familes 1,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,457
Population Density2 1,915
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $20,622
Average Household Income $44,742
Per Capita Income $17,730


Total Housing Units 2,147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 324 (15.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,614 (75.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $192,378
Average Home Value $213,462


Total Households 1,938
Average Household Size 1.68
Family Households 429
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 0.91% 0.74%
Households 1.64% 1.54%
Families 3.66% 1.49%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   0.88%

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, 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 # 126 83rd
Population Density # 40 95th
Diversity Index # 510 31st
Median Household Income # 735 1st
Per Capita Income # 652 12th

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