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Castalia, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Castalia had a population of 275 as of July 1, 2020. Castalia 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 Castalia is located at latitude 36.0818 and longitude -78.0575 in Nash County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Castalia encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 308 feet.

The Town of Castalia (GNIS ID: 2406235) 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 Castalia is located within Township of Castalia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nash County.


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Castalia, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 275 (100%)
Population in Households 275 (100.0%)
Population in Families 232 (84.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 365
Diversity Index2 65
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,887
Average Household Income $53,614
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $20,480
Wealth Index5 47
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $121,875
Average Home Value $245,253
Housing Affordability Index3 203
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.25% 0.29%
Households 0.28% 0.18%
Families 0.81% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
Owner Occupied HU   0.25%

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Castalia, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Castalia to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 661 11th
Population Density # 534 28th
Median Household Income # 538 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 401 54th
Per Capita Income # 571 23rd
Diversity Index # 130 83rd

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