Rocky Point, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rocky Point, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place had a population of 1,620 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Rocky Point Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map

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Rocky Point, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,620
Population in Households 1,620
Population in Familes 1,364
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 234
Diversity Index2 68
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 544
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 399
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 399 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $121,646
Average Home Value $152,068
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,564
Average Household Income $52,974
Per Capita Income $19,022
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.54%
Households 0.14% 0.55%
Families 0.1% 0.45%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 355 52nd
Population Density1 # 618 17th
Diversity Index2 # 84 89th
Median Household Income # 266 64th
Per Capita Income # 479 35th

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