Rose Hill, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rose Hill, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rose Hill had a population of 1,829 as of July 1, 2015. Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill is located at latitude 34.8262 and longitude -78.0259 in Duplin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rose Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Duplin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Town of Rose Hill (GNIS ID: 2407244) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rose Hill 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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Rose Hill, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,829
Population in Households 1,818
Population in Familes 1,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 1,274
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 749
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 487
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 443 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 306 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $98,741
Average Home Value $118,454


Median Household Income $27,673
Average Household Income $39,577
Per Capita Income $16,305
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.27% 1.65%
Households 2.44% 1.75%
Families 2.26% 1.67%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.

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Rose Hill, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rose Hill 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 # 330 55th
Population Density1 # 130 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 679 8th
Per Capita Income # 628 15th

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