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Princeton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Princeton had a population of 1,311 as of July 1, 2016. Princeton ranks in the upper 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 Princeton is located at latitude 35.4668 and longitude -78.1606 in Johnston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Princeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The Town of Princeton (GNIS ID: 2407161) 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.

The Town of Princeton is located within Township of Boon Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Princeton 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 Princeton: Boon Hill, Freedom Hill.

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


Total Population 1,311
Population in Households 1,311
Population in Familes 1,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,232
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 542
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 349
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 267 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $103,814
Average Home Value $126,091


Median Household Income $33,536
Average Household Income $48,025
Per Capita Income $19,886
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.84%
Households 0.57% 0.73%
Families 0.51% 0.51%
Median Household Income   -1.53%
Per Capita Income   0.22%
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.

Princeton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton 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 # 391 47th
Population Density1 # 152 80th
Diversity Index2 # 233 69th
Median Household Income # 557 25th
Per Capita Income # 488 34th

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