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Rose Hill, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Rose Hill had a population of 1,739 as of July 1, 2017. Rose Hill ranks in the upper 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 Rose Hill is located at latitude 34.8262 and longitude -78.0259 in Duplin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rose Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Duplin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Town of Rose Hill (GNIS ID: 2407244) 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 Rose Hill is located within Township of Rose Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Duplin County.

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


Total Population 1,739
Daytime Population: Workers 402
Daytime Population: Residents 1,120
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,522
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 1,733
Population in Familes 1,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,211
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $27,567
Average Household Income $39,777
Per Capita Income $16,379


Total Housing Units 807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 412 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $84,244
Average Home Value $103,102


Total Households 706
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 457
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 0.93% 0.53%
Households 0.93% 0.56%
Families 0.75% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Rose Hill, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rose Hill 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 # 342 54th
Population Density # 158 79th
Diversity Index # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 684 8th
Per Capita Income # 675 9th

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