Lake Lure, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Lure, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Lure had a population of 1,192 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Lure ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Lure is located at latitude 35.4487 and longitude -82.2021 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Lure (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.37 sq. miles and a water area of 1.22 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The Town of Lake Lure (GNIS ID: 2405973) 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 Lake Lure is located within Township of Chimney Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Lure 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 Lake Lure: Lake Lure Village.

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


Total Population 1,192
Daytime Population: Workers 1,022
Daytime Population: Residents 752
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,774
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 1,192
Population in Familes 915
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 89
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $73,200
Per Capita Income $35,009


Total Housing Units 2,237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (21.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,638 (73.2%)
Median Home Value $282,787
Average Home Value $355,596


Total Households 599
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.0% -0.1%
Households -0.16% -0.2%
Families -0.92% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

Lake Lure, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Lure 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 # 407 45th
Population Density # 705 5th
Diversity Index # 657 11th
Median Household Income # 221 71st
Per Capita Income # 72 90th

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