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Porters Neck CDP, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Porters Neck Census Designated Place had a population of 7,753 as of July 1, 2019. Porters Neck CDP 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 Porters Neck CDP is located at latitude 34.2942 and longitude -77.7695 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Porters Neck Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles.

The Porters Neck Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584329) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Porters Neck Census Designated Place is located within Township of Harnett, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.


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Porters Neck CDP, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Porters Neck CDP, NC Housing Affordability Index is 135
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Porters Neck CDP, NC Wealth Index is 234
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 7,753 (100%)
Population in Households 7,434 (95.9%)
Population in Families 6,419 (82.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 319 ( 4.1%)
Population Density 1,433
Diversity Index2 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $108,880
Average Household Income $137,409
Per Capita Income $54,180
Wealth Index4 234

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,337 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 726 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 428 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $437,083
Housing Affordability Index3 135
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,063
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,238
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.43% 2.24%
Households 2.16% 2.16%
Families 2.15% 2.09%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

Porters Neck CDP, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porters Neck CDP to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 115 85th
Population Density # 101 86th
Diversity Index # 649 12th
Median Household Income # 8 99th
Per Capita Income # 19 98th

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