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The Town of Castalia had a population of 277 as of July 1, 2021. 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 277 (100%)
Population in Households 277 (100.0%)
Population in Families 234 (84.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 368
Diversity Index2 66


Median Household Income $37,283
Average Household Income $44,208
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $17,075
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $264,634
Housing Affordability Index3 201


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.29% 0.22%
Households 0.33% 0.18%
Families 0.85% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
Owner Occupied HU   0.49%

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, 2021 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 # 660 11th
Population Density # 533 28th
Median Household Income # 596 19th
Housing Affordability Index # 499 68th
Per Capita Income # 689 7th
Diversity Index # 125 83rd

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