Westport, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Westport, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Westport Census Designated Place had a population of 4,859 as of July 1, 2018. Westport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Westport is located at latitude 35.4973 and longitude -80.9769 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Westport Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.67 sq. miles and a water area of 1.96 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The Westport Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403015) 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 Westport Census Designated Place is located within Township of Catawba Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

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


Total Population 4,859
Population in Households 4,857
Population in Familes 4,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,324
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $112,097
Average Household Income $140,861
Per Capita Income $52,655


Total Housing Units 2,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,634 (80.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $547,398
Average Home Value $603,335


Total Households 1,789
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,481
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 2.31% 1.99%
Households 2.11% 1.87%
Families 1.9% 1.81%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.12%

Westport, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westport 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 # 156 79th
Population Density # 122 84th
Diversity Index # 702 5th
Median Household Income # 4 100th
Per Capita Income # 16 98th

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