Riegelwood, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riegelwood, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Riegelwood Census Designated Place had a population of 565 as of July 1, 2015. Riegelwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Riegelwood is located at latitude 34.3401 and longitude -78.2204 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Riegelwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Riegelwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628650) 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 Riegelwood Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ransom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riegelwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Riegelwood, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 565
Population in Households 565
Population in Familes 475
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 181
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $102,358
Average Home Value $110,135


Median Household Income $39,678
Average Household Income $49,989
Per Capita Income $19,970
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.25%
Households -0.24% -0.26%
Families -0.9% -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.97%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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.


Riegelwood, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riegelwood to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 546 26th
Population Density1 # 650 12th
Diversity Index2 # 126 83rd
Median Household Income # 361 51st
Per Capita Income # 407 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.