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Creswell, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Creswell had a population of 227 as of July 1, 2017. Creswell ranks in the upper 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 Creswell is located at latitude 35.8714 and longitude -76.3991 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Creswell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Creswell (GNIS ID: 2406336) 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 Creswell is located within Township of Scuppernong, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Creswell 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 Creswell: Cool Spring, Cressville, Cresswell.

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


Total Population 227
Daytime Population: Workers 145
Daytime Population: Residents 136
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 281
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 227
Population in Familes 191
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 401
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $35,262
Average Household Income $47,710
Per Capita Income $19,463


Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $104,688
Average Home Value $139,344


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 66
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 -2.66% -1.73%
Households -2.55% -1.71%
Families -0.81% -1.89%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Creswell, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Creswell 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 # 676 9th
Population Density # 508 31st
Diversity Index # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 546 26th
Per Capita Income # 548 26th

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