Lucama, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lucama, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Lucama had a population of 1,092 as of July 1, 2017. Lucama ranks in the upper 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 Lucama is located at latitude 35.6447 and longitude -78.0072 in Wilson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lucama (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 131 feet.

The Town of Lucama (GNIS ID: 2406056) 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 Lucama is located within Township of Cross Roads, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lucama 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 Lucama: Lucass Crossroads.

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


Total Population 1,092
Daytime Population: Workers 115
Daytime Population: Residents 644
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 759
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 1,089
Population in Familes 918
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,761
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $35,522
Average Household Income $42,017
Per Capita Income $15,549


Total Housing Units 481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 248 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $95,058
Average Home Value $113,052


Total Households 383
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 274
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 -0.2% -0.09%
Households -0.53% -0.21%
Families -0.15% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Lucama, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lucama 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 # 420 43rd
Population Density # 50 93rd
Diversity Index # 56 93rd
Median Household Income # 538 27th
Per Capita Income # 694 6th

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