Wrightsboro, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wrightsboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Wrightsboro Census Designated Place had a population of 5,074 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

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

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


Total Population 5,074
Daytime Population: Workers 2,370
Daytime Population: Residents 2,755
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,125
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 4,769
Population in Familes 3,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 305
Population Density2 456
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $48,332
Average Household Income $58,838
Per Capita Income $23,247


Total Housing Units 2,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,425 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 602 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $166,105
Average Home Value $186,158


Total Households 2,027
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,367
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 0.49% 0.78%
Households 0.46% 0.8%
Families 0.14% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 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 # 151 80th
Population Density # 473 36th
Diversity Index # 212 71st
Median Household Income # 245 67th
Per Capita Income # 332 55th

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