Silver Lake, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Silver Lake, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Silver Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 6,375 as of July 1, 2017. Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake is located at latitude 34.1423 and longitude -77.9089 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Silver Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Silver Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402855) 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 Silver Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Masonboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.

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


Total Population 6,375
Daytime Population: Workers 839
Daytime Population: Residents 3,252
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,091
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 6,375
Population in Familes 5,210
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,585
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $50,869
Average Household Income $59,785
Per Capita Income $22,414


Total Housing Units 2,549 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,658 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $167,847
Average Home Value $161,701


Total Households 2,390
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,688
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 1.81% 1.75%
Households 1.71% 1.69%
Families 1.56% 1.6%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Silver Lake, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Lake 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 # 129 83rd
Population Density # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 297 60th
Median Household Income # 207 72nd
Per Capita Income # 374 50th

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