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Sunbury, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Sunbury Census Designated Place had a population of 296 as of July 1, 2015. Sunbury ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sunbury is located at latitude 36.4469 and longitude -76.6127 in Gates County. The formal boundaries for the Sunbury Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gates County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Sunbury Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628658) 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.

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


Total Population 296
Population in Households 296
Population in Familes 255
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 121
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $127,679
Average Home Value $161,009


Median Household Income $61,309
Average Household Income $68,681
Per Capita Income $26,986
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% -0.2%
Households 0.58% -0.15%
Families 2.91% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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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Sunbury, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunbury 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 # 647 13th
Population Density1 # 688 7th
Diversity Index2 # 439 41st
Median Household Income # 69 91st
Per Capita Income # 161 78th

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