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Dillsboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Dillsboro had a population of 261 as of July 1, 2020. Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro is located at latitude 35.3693 and longitude -83.2524 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dillsboro encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,991 feet.

The Town of Dillsboro (GNIS ID: 2406379) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Dillsboro is located within Township of Dillsboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dillsboro: Webster Station.

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Dillsboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 261 (100%)
Population in Households 261 (100.0%)
Population in Families 198 (75.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 546
Diversity Index2 24
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,725
Average Household Income $60,697
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $27,483
Wealth Index5 46
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $205,000
Average Home Value $267,988
Housing Affordability Index3 149
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 134
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.16% 1.2%
Households 1.25% 1.17%
Families 2.76% 1.25%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
Owner Occupied HU   1.44%

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Dillsboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dillsboro to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 662 11th
Population Density # 434 41st
Median Household Income # 390 47th
Housing Affordability Index # 150 20th
Per Capita Income # 282 62nd
Diversity Index # 605 18th

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