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Bostic, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bostic had a population of 376 as of July 1, 2017. Bostic 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 Bostic is located at latitude 35.3625 and longitude -81.836 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bostic (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

The Town of Bostic (GNIS ID: 2405305) 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 Bostic is located within Township of Cool Spring, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

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


Total Population 376
Daytime Population: Workers 104
Daytime Population: Residents 200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 304
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 376
Population in Familes 310
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 403
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $33,266
Average Household Income $45,874
Per Capita Income $18,861


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $95,283
Average Home Value $149,597


Total Households 162
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 109
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 -0.36% -0.38%
Households -0.5% -0.5%
Families -0.37% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

Bostic, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bostic 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 # 611 17th
Population Density # 507 32nd
Diversity Index # 662 11th
Median Household Income # 591 20th
Per Capita Income # 577 22nd

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