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Cordova, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cordova Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Richmond County at latitude 34.9147 and longitude -79.8158. Richmond County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 285 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Cordova 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 Cordova Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,770
Population in Households 1,770
Population in Familes 1,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 831
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 710
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 507
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 522 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $71,739
Average Home Value $72,797


Median Household Income $32,296
Average Household Income $45,047
Per Capita Income $18,288
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.07% -0.01%
Households 0.2% 0.03%
Families 0.09% -0.08%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.


Cordova, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cordova 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 # 337 55th
Population Density1 # 289 61st
Diversity Index2 # 515 30th
Median Household Income # 578 22nd
Per Capita Income # 510 31st

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