Half Moon, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Half Moon, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Half Moon Census Designated Place had a population of 9,288 as of July 1, 2016. Half Moon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Half Moon is located at latitude 34.8298 and longitude -77.4592 in Onslow County. The formal boundaries for the Half Moon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Half Moon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402561) 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 Half Moon Census Designated Place is located within Township of Jacksonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Onslow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Half Moon 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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Half Moon, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,288
Population in Households 9,286
Population in Familes 8,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,255
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 3,162
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 2,476
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,103 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,059 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $158,654
Average Home Value $171,245


Median Household Income $53,336
Average Household Income $64,836
Per Capita Income $22,513
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 2.44%
Households 1.21% 2.35%
Families 1.12% 2.27%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Half Moon, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Half Moon 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 # 95 87th
Population Density1 # 142 81st
Diversity Index2 # 158 79th
Median Household Income # 142 81st
Per Capita Income # 325 56th

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