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Rocky Point, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pender County at latitude 34.444 and longitude -77.8909. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Rocky Point 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 Rocky Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Rocky Point Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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Rocky Point, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,596
Population in Households 1,596
Population in Familes 1,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 231
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 537
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 394
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 396 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $126,437
Average Home Value $156,629


Median Household Income $42,608
Average Household Income $49,805
Per Capita Income $17,870
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.09% 0.43%
Households -0.13% 0.41%
Families -0.18% 0.3%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.


Rocky Point, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rocky Point 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 # 356 52nd
Population Density1 # 621 16th
Diversity Index2 # 75 90th
Median Household Income # 280 62nd
Per Capita Income # 545 26th

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