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Rich Square, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rich Square had a population of 902 as of July 1, 2016. Rich Square ranks in the lower 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 Rich Square is located at latitude 36.2739 and longitude -77.2839 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rich Square (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Town of Rich Square (GNIS ID: 2407205) 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 Rich Square is located within Township of Rich Square, a minor civil division (MCD) of Northampton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rich Square 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 Rich Square: Richsquare.

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


Total Population 902
Population in Households 874
Population in Familes 674
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 292
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 381
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $74,449
Average Home Value $91,509


Median Household Income $29,758
Average Household Income $37,707
Per Capita Income $16,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.96% -0.93%
Households -0.66% -0.8%
Families -0.9% -1.0%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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.

Rich Square, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rich Square 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 # 460 38th
Population Density1 # 572 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 380 49th
Median Household Income # 627 15th
Per Capita Income # 629 15th

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