Northchase CDP, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northchase CDP, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Northchase Census Designated Place had a population of 3,880 as of July 1, 2017. Northchase CDP ranks in the upper 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 Northchase CDP is located at latitude 34.3078 and longitude -77.8775 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Northchase Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The Northchase Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584327) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Northchase 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 Northchase CDP 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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Northchase CDP, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,880
Daytime Population: Workers 2,265
Daytime Population: Residents 1,863
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,128
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 3,757
Population in Familes 2,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density2 2,251
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $51,136
Average Household Income $60,127
Per Capita Income $25,677


Total Housing Units 1,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 860 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 744 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $194,231
Average Home Value $201,887


Total Households 1,604
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 968
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 0.48% 0.68%
Households 0.44% 0.66%
Families 0.14% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Northchase CDP, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northchase CDP 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 # 200 73rd
Population Density # 24 97th
Diversity Index # 427 42nd
Median Household Income # 199 73rd
Per Capita Income # 253 66th

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