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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Sneads Ferry Census Designated Place had a population of 2,966 as of July 1, 2016. Sneads Ferry ranks in the lower 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 Sneads Ferry is located at latitude 34.5552 and longitude -77.3776 in Onslow County. The formal boundaries for the Sneads Ferry Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.8 sq. miles and a water area of 2.04 sq. miles. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Sneads Ferry Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402862) 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 Sneads Ferry Census Designated Place is located within Township of Stump Sound, a minor civil division (MCD) of Onslow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sneads Ferry 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 Sneads Ferry: Lower Ferry.

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


Total Population 2,966
Population in Households 2,966
Population in Familes 2,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 781
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,290
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 830
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 842 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 448 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 487 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $187,419
Average Home Value $258,135


Median Household Income $46,608
Average Household Income $68,607
Per Capita Income $28,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.84% 2.32%
Households 1.63% 2.24%
Families 1.9% 2.1%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Sneads Ferry, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sneads Ferry 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 # 252 66th
Population Density1 # 321 57th
Diversity Index2 # 576 22nd
Median Household Income # 242 67th
Per Capita Income # 134 82nd

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