Arapahoe, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Arapahoe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Arapahoe had a population of 596 as of July 1, 2016. Arapahoe ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arapahoe is located at latitude 35.0215 and longitude -76.826 in Pamlico County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Arapahoe (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pamlico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Town of Arapahoe (GNIS ID: 2405159) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Arapahoe is located within Township 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pamlico County.

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


Total Population 596
Population in Households 596
Population in Familes 487
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $193,750
Average Home Value $256,215


Median Household Income $47,740
Average Household Income $60,056
Per Capita Income $25,871
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 1.15%
Households 0.94% 0.94%
Families 0.41% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Arapahoe, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arapahoe 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 # 534 28th
Population Density1 # 584 21st
Diversity Index2 # 465 37th
Median Household Income # 227 69th
Per Capita Income # 221 70th

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