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The Town of Faith had a population of 889 as of July 1, 2021. Faith ranks in the lower 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 Faith is located at latitude 35.5871 and longitude -80.4628 in Rowan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Faith encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The Town of Faith 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 Faith is located within Township of Litaker, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rowan County.

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Faith, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 889 (100%)
Population in Households 889 (100.0%)
Population in Families 754 (84.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 828
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $57,821
Average Household Income $67,160
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $26,638
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 272 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $173,929
Average Home Value $222,601
Housing Affordability Index3 214


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 265
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 0.86% 0.8%
Households 0.83% 0.82%
Families 1.11% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
Owner Occupied HU   1.15%

Faith, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Faith 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 # 461 38th
Population Density # 306 59th
Median Household Income # 212 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 545 74th
Per Capita Income # 321 57th
Diversity Index # 633 14th

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