Foscoe, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Foscoe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Foscoe Census Designated Place had a population of 1,411 as of July 1, 2019. Foscoe 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 Foscoe is located at latitude 36.1618 and longitude -81.7657 in Watauga County. The formal boundaries for the Foscoe Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Watauga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,041 feet.

The Foscoe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584317) 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 Foscoe Census Designated Place is located within Township of Watauga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Watauga County.


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Foscoe, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Foscoe, NC Housing Affordability Index is 107
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Foscoe, NC Wealth Index is 86
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,411
Population in Households 1,394
Population in Familes 1,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density 244
Diversity Index1 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,711
Average Household Income $69,840
Per Capita Income $31,523
Wealth Index3 86

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 473 (30.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 908 (58.2%)
Median Home Value $246,765
Housing Affordability Index2 107
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 652
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 391
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.32% 0.67%
Households 0.35% 0.73%
Families 0.45% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Foscoe, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Foscoe to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 381 49th
Population Density # 612 17th
Diversity Index # 682 8th
Median Household Income # 344 54th
Per Capita Income # 159 79th

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