Severn, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Severn, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Severn had a population of 252 as of July 1, 2016. Severn 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 Severn is located at latitude 36.5142 and longitude -77.1893 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Severn (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Severn (GNIS ID: 2407315) 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 Severn is located within Township of Kirby, a minor civil division (MCD) of Northampton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Severn 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 Severn: Meherrin.

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


Total Population 252
Population in Households 252
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 249
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $156,818
Average Home Value $151,087


Median Household Income $45,729
Average Household Income $55,176
Per Capita Income $22,270
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.45% -1.22%
Households -1.31% -1.06%
Families -0.97% -1.28%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Severn, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Severn 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 # 667 10th
Population Density1 # 607 18th
Diversity Index2 # 281 62nd
Median Household Income # 254 66th
Per Capita Income # 335 55th

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