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Roper, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Roper had a population of 589 as of July 1, 2016. Roper ranks in 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 Roper is located at latitude 35.8786 and longitude -76.6171 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Roper (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Roper (GNIS ID: 2407241) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Roper is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Roper population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Roper: Lees Mill.

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


Total Population 589
Population in Households 589
Population in Familes 446
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 688
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $86,290
Average Home Value $129,333


Median Household Income $26,569
Average Household Income $36,575
Per Capita Income $16,024
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.59% -0.72%
Households -0.37% -0.55%
Families 0.56% -0.56%
Median Household Income   -0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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.

Roper, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roper 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 # 536 28th
Population Density1 # 366 51st
Diversity Index2 # 98 87th
Median Household Income # 682 8th
Per Capita Income # 666 10th

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