Pumpkin Center, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pumpkin Center, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Pumpkin Center Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Onslow County at latitude 34.7861 and longitude -77.3649. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Pumpkin Center 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 Pumpkin Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Pumpkin Center Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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Pumpkin Center, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,321
Population in Households 2,321
Population in Familes 2,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,694
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 839
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 656
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 616 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 223 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $172,327
Average Home Value $171,226


Median Household Income $51,776
Average Household Income $62,252
Per Capita Income $22,503
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.03% 1.46%
Households 1.31% 1.55%
Families 1.15% 1.45%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.


Pumpkin Center, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pumpkin Center 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 # 292 61st
Population Density1 # 54 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 134 82nd
Median Household Income # 155 79th
Per Capita Income # 283 62nd

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