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Sunbury, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Sunbury Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Gates County at latitude 36.4469 and longitude -76.6127. Gates County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Sunbury 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 Sunbury Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Sunbury Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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


Total Population 303
Population in Households 303
Population in Familes 261
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 136
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $122,321
Average Home Value $143,018


Median Household Income $57,239
Average Household Income $66,086
Per Capita Income $26,335
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.12% 0.65%
Households 1.25% 0.72%
Families 4.1% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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.


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, 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 # 641 14th
Population Density1 # 688 7th
Diversity Index2 # 458 38th
Median Household Income # 83 89th
Per Capita Income # 161 78th

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