River Road, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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River Road, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The River Road Census Designated Place had a population of 4,683 as of July 1, 2016. River Road 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 River Road is located at latitude 35.511 and longitude -76.9901 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the River Road Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The River Road Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403479) 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 River Road Census Designated Place is located within Township of Long Acre, a minor civil division (MCD) of Beaufort County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with River Road population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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River Road, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,683
Population in Households 4,679
Population in Familes 3,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 659
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 1,872
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,277
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,348 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 524 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 426 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $157,524
Average Home Value $210,478


Median Household Income $40,578
Average Household Income $58,390
Per Capita Income $23,194
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 0.85%
Households 0.73% 0.67%
Families 0.61% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

River Road, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares River Road to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 163 78th
Population Density1 # 376 49th
Diversity Index2 # 35 95th
Median Household Income # 361 51st
Per Capita Income # 307 59th

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