Valle Crucis, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Valle Crucis, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Valle Crucis Census Designated Place had a population of 463 as of July 1, 2020. Valle Crucis 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 Valle Crucis is located at latitude 36.2093 and longitude -81.7784 in Watauga County. The formal boundaries for the Valle Crucis Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Watauga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,677 feet.

The Valle Crucis Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584333) 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 Valle Crucis Census Designated Place is located within Township of Watauga, a minor civil division (MCD) of Watauga County.


Valle Crucis, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 463 (100%)
Population in Households 463 (100.0%)
Population in Families 342 (73.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 104
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $41,758
Average Household Income $67,571
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $29,460
Wealth Index5 75


Total HU (Housing Units) 375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 (44.8%)
Median Home Value $260,526
Average Home Value $301,266
Housing Affordability Index3 105


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.15% 1.22%
Households 1.21% 1.32%
Families 0.48% 1.24%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   1.36%


Valle Crucis, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valle Crucis to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 574 22nd
Population Density # 700 5th
Median Household Income # 475 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 64 9th
Per Capita Income # 223 70th
Diversity Index # 726 2nd

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