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Como, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Como had a population of 85 as of July 1, 2020. Como ranks in the lower 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 Como is located at latitude 36.5015 and longitude -77.0094 in Hertford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Como encompass a land area of 3.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hertford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Town of Como (GNIS ID: 2406303) 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 Como is located within Township of Maneys Neck, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hertford County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Como: Buckhorn.


Como, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 85 (100%)
Population in Households 84 (98.8%)
Population in Families 68 (80.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 27
Diversity Index2 55


Median Household Income $31,358
Average Household Income $53,257
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $22,883
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 45 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $90,625
Average Home Value $127,419
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 39
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 25
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.66% -0.72%
Households -0.49% -1.05%
Families 0.4% -0.81%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.65%


Como, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Como to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 726 2nd
Population Density # 734 1st
Median Household Income # 678 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 21 3rd
Per Capita Income # 456 38th
Diversity Index # 286 62nd

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