Wrightsboro, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wrightsboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Wrightsboro Census Designated Place had a population of 5,025 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Wrightsboro is located at latitude 34.2878 and longitude -77.93 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Wrightsboro Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Wrightsboro Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403045) 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.

The Wrightsboro Census Designated Place is located within Township of Cape Fear, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wrightsboro 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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Wrightsboro Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map

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Wrightsboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,025
Population in Households 4,730
Population in Familes 3,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 295
Population Density1 451
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 2,029
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,376
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,442 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 587 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $146,834
Average Home Value $159,154


Median Household Income $51,341
Average Household Income $58,828
Per Capita Income $22,314
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.91%
Households 0.65% 1.01%
Families 0.32% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.


Wrightsboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wrightsboro 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 # 149 80th
Population Density1 # 474 36th
Diversity Index2 # 200 73rd
Median Household Income # 173 77th
Per Capita Income # 301 59th

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