Piney Green, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Piney Green, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Piney Green Census Designated Place had a population of 15,185 as of July 1, 2016. Piney Green ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Piney Green is located at latitude 34.7655 and longitude -77.301 in Onslow County. The formal boundaries for the Piney Green Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Piney Green Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403422) 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 Piney Green Census Designated Place is located within Township of White Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Onslow County.

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


Total Population 15,185
Population in Households 15,163
Population in Familes 12,745
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 1,104
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 5,448
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 4,008
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,853 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,595 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 506 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $154,656
Average Home Value $169,550


Median Household Income $46,838
Average Household Income $57,814
Per Capita Income $20,952
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.15% 2.09%
Households 1.89% 2.01%
Families 1.7% 1.93%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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.

Piney Green, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Piney Green 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 # 62 92nd
Population Density1 # 191 74th
Diversity Index2 # 74 90th
Median Household Income # 239 68th
Per Capita Income # 410 45th

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