Westport, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westport, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Westport Census Designated Place had a population of 4,588 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,588
Daytime Population: Workers 651
Daytime Population: Residents 1,961
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,612
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 4,586
Population in Familes 4,163
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,250
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $109,169
Average Household Income $138,146
Per Capita Income $51,851


Total Housing Units 1,882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,520 (80.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 ( 9.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $496,552
Average Home Value $588,684


Total Households 1,696
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 1,403
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 1.82% 1.48%
Households 1.65% 1.38%
Families 1.41% 1.29%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.3%

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, 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 # 168 77th
Population Density # 143 81st
Diversity Index # 701 5th
Median Household Income # 4 100th
Per Capita Income # 15 98th

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