Raeford, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Raeford, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Raeford had a population of 4,945 as of July 1, 2018. Raeford 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 Raeford is located at latitude 34.9804 and longitude -79.2295 in Hoke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Raeford (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Hoke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 262 feet.

The City of Raeford (GNIS ID: 2404587) 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 City of Raeford is located within Township of Raeford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hoke County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 4,945
Population in Households 4,573
Population in Familes 3,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 372
Population Density2 1,164
Diversity Index3 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,226
Average Household Income $55,940
Per Capita Income $23,974

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 978 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 959 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $139,785
Average Home Value $152,428
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,937
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,179
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.85% 0.76%
Households 0.83% 0.87%
Families 0.46% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Raeford, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raeford 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 # 155 79th
Population Density # 171 77th
Diversity Index # 67 91st
Median Household Income # 521 30th
Per Capita Income # 350 53rd

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