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The Lowgap Census Designated Place had a population of 314 as of July 1, 2017. Lowgap 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 Lowgap is located at latitude 36.525 and longitude -80.8712 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the Lowgap Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,457 feet.

The Lowgap Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628640) 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 Lowgap Census Designated Place is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Surry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lowgap 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 Lowgap: Beulah, Low Gap.

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


Total Population 314
Daytime Population: Workers 70
Daytime Population: Residents 205
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 275
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 301
Population in Familes 252
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 276
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $24,441
Average Household Income $39,896
Per Capita Income $17,080


Total Housing Units 157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $99,324
Average Home Value $148,925


Total Households 128
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 88
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 -0.43% -0.32%
Households -0.42% -0.47%
Families -0.61% -0.46%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Lowgap, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lowgap 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 # 631 15th
Population Density # 576 22nd
Diversity Index # 628 15th
Median Household Income # 720 3rd
Per Capita Income # 658 11th

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