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Rocky Point, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place had a population of 1,710 as of July 1, 2016. Rocky Point ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Rocky Point is located at latitude 34.444 and longitude -77.8909 in Pender County. 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. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628651) 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 Rocky Point Census Designated Place is located within Township of Rocky Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pender County.

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


Total Population 1,710
Population in Households 1,710
Population in Familes 1,441
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 248
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 573
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 419
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 418 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $121,429
Average Home Value $170,574


Median Household Income $42,654
Average Household Income $57,196
Per Capita Income $20,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.31%
Households 0.95% 1.26%
Families 0.87% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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, 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 # 347 53rd
Population Density1 # 609 18th
Diversity Index2 # 82 89th
Median Household Income # 306 59th
Per Capita Income # 437 41st

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