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Raeford, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Raeford is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hoke County at latitude 34.9804 and longitude -79.2295. Hoke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 262 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Raeford, but most people and references simply refer to it as Raeford, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Raeford indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Raeford (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 5,028
Population in Households 4,647
Population in Familes 3,646
Population in Group Qrtrs 381
Population Density1 1,183
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,963
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,089 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 874 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $134,707
Average Home Value $156,313


Median Household Income $32,741
Average Household Income $45,376
Per Capita Income $18,049
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.06% 1.85%
Households 1.93% 2.03%
Families 1.38% 1.9%
Median Household Income   4.11%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.


Raeford, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raeford 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 # 147 80th
Population Density1 # 164 78th
Diversity Index2 # 60 92nd
Median Household Income # 563 24th
Per Capita Income # 532 28th

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