Rodanthe, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rodanthe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Rodanthe Census Designated Place had a population of 267 as of July 1, 2016. Rodanthe ranks in the lower 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 Rodanthe is located at latitude 35.5904 and longitude -75.4666 in Dare County. The formal boundaries for the Rodanthe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Rodanthe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628652) 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 Rodanthe Census Designated Place is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dare County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rodanthe: North Rodanthe.

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


Total Population 267
Population in Households 267
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 245
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 605 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (13.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 ( 6.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 485 (80.2%)
Median Home Value $291,667
Average Home Value $348,795


Median Household Income $44,397
Average Household Income $63,920
Per Capita Income $28,923
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.45%
Households 0.27% 0.5%
Families 0.43% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
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.

Rodanthe, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rodanthe 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 # 660 11th
Population Density1 # 613 17th
Diversity Index2 # 680 8th
Median Household Income # 275 63rd
Per Capita Income # 131 82nd

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