Riegelwood, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riegelwood, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Riegelwood Census Designated Place had a population of 546 as of July 1, 2017. Riegelwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Riegelwood is located at latitude 34.3401 and longitude -78.2204 in Columbus County. The formal boundaries for the Riegelwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Columbus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Riegelwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628650) 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 Riegelwood Census Designated Place is located within Township of Ransom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riegelwood 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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Riegelwood, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 546
Daytime Population: Workers 1,569
Daytime Population: Residents 332
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,901
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.48
Population in Households 546
Population in Familes 459
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 177
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $41,814
Average Household Income $49,954
Per Capita Income $19,754


Total Housing Units 260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $116,236


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 156
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 -0.81% -0.86%
Households -0.78% -0.82%
Families -1.34% -0.91%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   0.94%

Riegelwood, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riegelwood 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 # 550 26th
Population Density # 655 12th
Diversity Index # 119 84th
Median Household Income # 359 52nd
Per Capita Income # 527 29th

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