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Half Moon, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Half Moon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Onslow County at latitude 34.8298 and longitude -77.4592. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Half Moon 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 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.

Half Moon Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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


Total Population 8,939
Population in Households 8,937
Population in Familes 7,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,208
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 3,115
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 2,439
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,115 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,000 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $181,168
Average Home Value $196,444


Median Household Income $55,423
Average Household Income $64,563
Per Capita Income $22,925
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.61% 2.54%
Households 1.43% 2.6%
Families 1.29% 2.5%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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, 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 # 94 87th
Population Density1 # 152 80th
Diversity Index2 # 175 76th
Median Household Income # 98 87th
Per Capita Income # 266 64th

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