Rodanthe, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Rodanthe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Rodanthe Census Designated Place had a population of 258 as of July 1, 2018. Rodanthe ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Rodanthe is located at latitude 35.5935 and longitude -75.4679 in Dare County. The formal boundaries for the Rodanthe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Rodanthe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628652) 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 Rodanthe Census Designated Place is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dare County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rodanthe: North Rodanthe.

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


Total Population 258
Population in Households 258
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 236
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $42,994
Average Household Income $62,064
Per Capita Income $28,330


Total Housing Units 580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (14.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 463 (79.8%)
Median Home Value $294,643
Average Home Value $362,963


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 72
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 -0.14% 0.08%
Households -0.1% 0.0%
Families -0.17% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Rodanthe, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rodanthe 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 # 664 10th
Population Density # 620 16th
Diversity Index # 680 8th
Median Household Income # 378 49th
Per Capita Income # 211 72nd

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