Porters Neck CDP, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Porters Neck CDP, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Porters Neck Census Designated Place had a population of 7,220 as of July 1, 2016. Porters Neck CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Porters Neck CDP is located at latitude 34.2932 and longitude -77.7706 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Porters Neck Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles.

The Porters Neck Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584329) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Porters Neck Census Designated Place is located within Township of Harnett, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Porters Neck CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Porters Neck CDP, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,220
Population in Households 6,901
Population in Familes 5,971
Population in Group Qrtrs 319
Population Density1 1,335
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,887
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,226 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 662 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $464,314
Average Home Value $523,372


Median Household Income $89,925
Average Household Income $111,612
Per Capita Income $45,239
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.45% 2.17%
Households 2.24% 2.05%
Families 2.3% 2.01%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Porters Neck CDP, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porters Neck CDP 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 # 117 84th
Population Density1 # 119 84th
Diversity Index2 # 642 13th
Median Household Income # 12 99th
Per Capita Income # 20 97th

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