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Riegelwood, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Riegelwood Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Columbus County at latitude 34.3401 and longitude -78.2204. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The formal official name is the Riegelwood Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Riegelwood, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Riegelwood indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Riegelwood Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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Riegelwood, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 563
Population in Households 563
Population in Familes 474
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 180
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 233
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 163
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $112,963
Average Home Value $121,102


Median Household Income $38,790
Average Household Income $50,016
Per Capita Income $19,970
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.66% -0.57%
Households -0.4% -0.52%
Families -1.26% -0.62%
Median Household Income   3.74%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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, 2014 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 # 543 27th
Population Density1 # 650 12th
Diversity Index2 # 122 84th
Median Household Income # 378 49th
Per Capita Income # 403 46th

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