River Road, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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River Road, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The River Road Census Designated Place had a population of 4,715 as of July 1, 2017. River Road 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 River Road is located at latitude 35.511 and longitude -76.9901 in Beaufort County. The formal boundaries for the River Road Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Beaufort County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The River Road Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403479) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The River Road Census Designated Place is located within Township of Long Acre, a minor civil division (MCD) of Beaufort County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with River Road population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,715
Daytime Population: Workers 843
Daytime Population: Residents 2,663
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,506
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 4,711
Population in Familes 3,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 663
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $43,606
Average Household Income $62,736
Per Capita Income $25,271


Total Housing Units 2,345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,370 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 542 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 433 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $165,330
Average Home Value $219,225


Total Households 1,912
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,300
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 0.98% 0.83%
Households 0.92% 0.8%
Families 0.78% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

River Road, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares River Road 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 # 160 78th
Population Density # 377 49th
Diversity Index # 37 95th
Median Household Income # 315 58th
Per Capita Income # 269 64th

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