River Road, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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River Road, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The River Road Census Designated Place had a population of 4,436 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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River Road, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,436
Population in Households 4,432
Population in Familes 3,621
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 624
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $44,101
Average Household Income $69,351
Per Capita Income $28,067


Total Housing Units 2,202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,276 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 533 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 393 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $177,174
Average Home Value $231,852


Total Households 1,809
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,231
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.12% 0.14%
Households 0.13% 0.15%
Families 0.02% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.49%

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, 2018 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 # 174 77th
Population Density # 394 47th
Diversity Index # 39 95th
Median Household Income # 352 53rd
Per Capita Income # 227 69th

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