Dillsboro, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dillsboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Dillsboro had a population of 246 as of July 1, 2017. 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 35.3706 and longitude -83.2526 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dillsboro (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro: Webster Station.

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


Total Population 246
Daytime Population: Workers 252
Daytime Population: Residents 121
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 373
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 246
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 515
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $39,767
Average Household Income $52,034
Per Capita Income $24,076


Total Housing Units 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $194,444
Average Home Value $233,784


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 74
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 0.81% 0.88%
Households 0.8% 0.79%
Families 3.17% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

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, 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 # 668 10th
Population Density # 440 41st
Diversity Index # 610 18th
Median Household Income # 420 43rd
Per Capita Income # 303 59th

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