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Wrightsboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Wrightsboro Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in New Hanover County at latitude 34.2878 and longitude -77.93. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Wrightsboro 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 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.

Wrightsboro Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map

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


Total Population 4,975
Population in Households 4,674
Population in Familes 3,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 301
Population Density1 446
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 2,008
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,362
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,439 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 569 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $162,173
Average Home Value $199,044


Median Household Income $47,284
Average Household Income $55,603
Per Capita Income $21,063
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.38% 0.9%
Households 0.56% 1.08%
Families 0.16% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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, 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 # 148 80th
Population Density1 # 476 36th
Diversity Index2 # 192 74th
Median Household Income # 215 71st
Per Capita Income # 342 54th

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