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Westport, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Westport Census Designated Place had a population of 5,296 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.5012 and longitude -80.9787 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Westport Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Westport, NC Housing Affordability Index is 109
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Westport, NC Wealth Index is 228
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,296
Population in Households 5,294
Population in Familes 4,810
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density 1,443
Diversity Index1 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $105,324
Average Household Income $137,718
Per Capita Income $51,536
Wealth Index3 228

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,796 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $495,521
Housing Affordability Index2 109
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,958
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 1,622
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 3.01% 2.21%
Households 2.88% 2.11%
Families 2.7% 2.07%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   0.98%

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, 2019 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 # 149 80th
Population Density # 98 87th
Diversity Index # 706 4th
Median Household Income # 12 99th
Per Capita Income # 24 97th

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