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Roper, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Roper is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 35.8786 and longitude -76.6171. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Roper, but most people and references simply refer to it as Roper, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Roper indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Roper: Lees Mill.

Town of Roper, NC Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 591
Population in Households 591
Population in Familes 447
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 690
Diversity Index2 62
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 260
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $88,793
Average Home Value $96,382
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,744
Average Household Income $46,177
Per Capita Income $20,246
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.78% -0.72%
Households -0.45% -0.47%
Families 1.15% -0.69%
Median Household Income   4.47%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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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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, 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 # 531 28th
Population Density1 # 362 51st
Diversity Index2 # 140 81st
Median Household Income # 639 14th
Per Capita Income # 378 49th

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