River Bend, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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River Bend, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of River Bend had a population of 3,175 as of July 1, 2018. River Bend ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 Bend is located at latitude 35.069 and longitude -77.1469 in Craven County. The formal boundaries for the Town of River Bend (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Craven County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of River Bend (GNIS ID: 2407222) 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 River Bend is located within Township 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Craven County.

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


Total Population 3,175
Population in Households 3,011
Population in Familes 2,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 164
Population Density2 1,266
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $57,367
Average Household Income $74,830
Per Capita Income $35,261


Total Housing Units 1,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,164 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 282 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $218,450
Average Home Value $247,918


Total Households 1,446
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 951
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 0.22% -0.1%
Households 0.27% -0.07%
Families 0.17% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

River Bend, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares River Bend 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 # 245 67th
Population Density # 144 81st
Diversity Index # 550 26th
Median Household Income # 139 81st
Per Capita Income # 85 89th

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