Candor, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Candor, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Candor had a population of 795 as of July 1, 2017. Candor ranks in the upper 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 Candor is located at latitude 35.2964 and longitude -79.7325 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Candor (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Town of Candor (GNIS ID: 2405374) 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 Candor is located within Township of Biscoe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Candor 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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Candor, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 795
Daytime Population: Workers 589
Daytime Population: Residents 500
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,089
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 789
Population in Familes 640
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 393
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $25,212
Average Household Income $35,454
Per Capita Income $13,174


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $58,203
Average Home Value $71,387


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 172
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.76% -0.61%
Households -0.67% -0.57%
Families -2.06% -0.71%
Median Household Income   -0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.05%

Candor, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Candor 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 # 477 36th
Population Density # 516 30th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 715 3rd
Per Capita Income # 727 2nd

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