River Bend, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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River Bend, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of River Bend had a population of 3,195 as of July 1, 2017. River Bend ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Bend is located at latitude 35.0689 and longitude -77.1499 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.

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


Total Population 3,195
Daytime Population: Workers 633
Daytime Population: Residents 2,097
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,730
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 3,031
Population in Familes 2,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 164
Population Density2 1,274
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $52,267
Average Household Income $68,078
Per Capita Income $32,183


Total Housing Units 1,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,099 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $216,596
Average Home Value $244,649


Total Households 1,452
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 955
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 0.33% -0.03%
Households 0.37% -0.03%
Families 0.25% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

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, 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 # 243 67th
Population Density # 134 82nd
Diversity Index # 552 25th
Median Household Income # 180 76th
Per Capita Income # 102 86th

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