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The Town of Cameron had a population of 301 as of July 1, 2017. Cameron ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cameron is located at latitude 35.3259 and longitude -79.2542 in Moore County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cameron (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Moore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 358 feet.

The Town of Cameron (GNIS ID: 2405369) 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 Cameron is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Moore County.

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


Total Population 301
Daytime Population: Workers 101
Daytime Population: Residents 185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 286
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 295
Population in Familes 246
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 248
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $44,244
Average Household Income $57,389
Per Capita Income $22,715


Total Housing Units 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $147,500
Average Home Value $179,213


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 87
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 0.76% 1.36%
Households 0.92% 1.56%
Families 1.88% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Cameron, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cameron 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 # 638 14th
Population Density # 605 18th
Diversity Index # 448 40th
Median Household Income # 295 60th
Per Capita Income # 360 51st

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