Richmond County NC Information


Richmond County Subdivisions

Richmond County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 46,568
Population in Households 45,499
Population in Familes 37,083
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,069
Population Density1 98
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 18,532
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 12,308
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,675 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,857 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,651 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $80,996
Average Home Value $105,653


Median Household Income $32,091
Average Household Income $44,926
Per Capita Income $18,416
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.13%
Households 0.09% -0.08%
Families -0.06% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.


Richmond County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richmond County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 58 43rd
Population Density1 # 59 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 24 77th
Median Household Income # 93 8th
Per Capita Income # 92 9th

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