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The Town of Eureka had a population of 208 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Eureka is located at latitude 35.5415 and longitude -77.8763 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Eureka (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 125 feet.

The Town of Eureka (GNIS ID: 2406469) 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 Eureka is located within Township of Nahunta, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eureka 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 Eureka: Sauls Cross Roads.

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


Total Population 208
Daytime Population: Workers 58
Daytime Population: Residents 119
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 177
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 207
Population in Familes 168
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 576
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $42,068
Average Household Income $61,972
Per Capita Income $24,763


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $126,515


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 65
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 0.75% 0.76%
Households 0.72% 0.8%
Families 2.08% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Eureka, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eureka 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 # 682 8th
Population Density # 418 44th
Diversity Index # 248 67th
Median Household Income # 356 52nd
Per Capita Income # 286 61st

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