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Roper, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Roper had a population of 577 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Roper: Lees Mill.

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Roper, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 577
Daytime Population: Workers 85
Daytime Population: Residents 393
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 478
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 577
Population in Familes 436
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 674
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $27,855
Average Household Income $38,695
Per Capita Income $16,773


Total Housing Units 318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $88,333
Average Home Value $132,292


Total Households 252
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.79% -1.1%
Households -0.69% -0.97%
Families 0.1% -1.16%
Median Household Income   -0.34%
Per Capita Income   0.74%

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, 2017 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 # 538 27th
Population Density # 372 50th
Diversity Index # 82 89th
Median Household Income # 679 8th
Per Capita Income # 667 10th

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