Wrightsboro, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Wrightsboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Wrightsboro Census Designated Place had a population of 5,128 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Wrightsboro is located at latitude 34.2878 and longitude -77.93 in New Hanover County. The formal boundaries for the Wrightsboro Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. New Hanover County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Wrightsboro Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403045) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wrightsboro Census Designated Place is located within Township of Cape Fear, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Hanover County.

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


Total Population 5,128
Population in Households 4,829
Population in Familes 3,905
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density2 460
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $50,956
Average Household Income $59,152
Per Capita Income $23,373


Total Housing Units 2,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,401 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 646 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $169,101
Average Home Value $189,604


Total Households 2,047
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,385
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.56% 0.81%
Households 0.52% 0.81%
Families 0.28% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Wrightsboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wrightsboro 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 # 151 80th
Population Density # 470 37th
Diversity Index # 217 71st
Median Household Income # 239 68th
Per Capita Income # 375 50th

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