Princeville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Princeville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Princeville had a population of 2,025 as of July 1, 2017. Princeville 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 Princeville is located at latitude 35.8892 and longitude -77.5289 in Edgecombe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Princeville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Edgecombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Town of Princeville (GNIS ID: 2407162) 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 Princeville is located within Township 1-Tarboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Edgecombe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Princeville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Princeville: Freedom Hill.

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Princeville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,025
Daytime Population: Workers 170
Daytime Population: Residents 1,259
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,429
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 2,025
Population in Familes 1,707
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,338
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $26,473
Average Household Income $35,734
Per Capita Income $13,459


Total Housing Units 858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 405 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 350 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $79,709
Average Home Value $95,741


Total Households 754
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 520
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 -0.38% -0.74%
Households -0.38% -0.73%
Families -0.62% -0.86%
Median Household Income   -0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

Princeville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeville 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 # 318 57th
Population Density # 118 84th
Diversity Index # 703 5th
Median Household Income # 697 6th
Per Capita Income # 724 2nd

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