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Watha, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Watha had a population of 194 as of July 1, 2017. Watha ranks in the lower 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 Watha is located at latitude 34.6519 and longitude -77.9584 in Pender County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Watha (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Watha (GNIS ID: 2406840) 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 Watha is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pender County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watha population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watha: Hiawatha, South Washington, Washington.

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Watha, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 194
Daytime Population: Workers 11
Daytime Population: Residents 107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 118
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 194
Population in Familes 157
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 153
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $32,915
Average Household Income $42,145
Per Capita Income $16,739


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $154,911


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 52
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 0.29% 0.51%
Households 0.36% 0.51%
Families 1.11% 0.38%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Watha, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watha 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 # 688 7th
Population Density # 668 10th
Diversity Index # 273 63rd
Median Household Income # 596 19th
Per Capita Income # 669 10th

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