Denver, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Denver, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Denver Census Designated Place had a population of 2,441 as of July 1, 2017. Denver 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 Denver is located at latitude 35.5429 and longitude -81.0377 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Denver Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 899 feet.

The Denver Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584315) 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 Denver Census Designated Place is located within Township of Catawba Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Denver 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 Denver: Dry Pond.

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


Total Population 2,441
Daytime Population: Workers 2,023
Daytime Population: Residents 1,131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 2,441
Population in Familes 1,998
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 393
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $50,877
Average Household Income $67,514
Per Capita Income $26,761


Total Housing Units 1,097 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 685 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $233,712
Average Home Value $251,168


Total Households 1,024
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 699
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 0.77% 0.53%
Households 0.72% 0.52%
Families 1.49% 0.4%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Denver, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denver 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 # 288 61st
Population Density # 515 30th
Diversity Index # 590 20th
Median Household Income # 206 72nd
Per Capita Income # 221 70th

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