Hightsville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hightsville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Hightsville Census Designated Place had a population of 788 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hightsville is located at latitude 34.2689 and longitude -77.9379 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Hightsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Hightsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402585) 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 Hightsville Census Designated Place is located within Township of Cape Fear, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.

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


Total Population 788
Daytime Population: Workers 967
Daytime Population: Residents 309
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.62
Population in Households 639
Population in Familes 500
Population in Group Qrtrs 149
Population Density2 534
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $58,884
Average Household Income $73,196
Per Capita Income $29,140


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $198,485
Average Home Value $208,705


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 3.97
Family Households 107
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.89% 0.92%
Households 0.8% 0.97%
Families 3.23% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Hightsville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hightsville 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 # 480 35th
Population Density # 434 41st
Diversity Index # 313 58th
Median Household Income # 96 87th
Per Capita Income # 166 78th

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