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The Town of Rich Square had a population of 963 as of July 1, 2021. Rich Square 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 Rich Square is located at latitude 36.274 and longitude -77.2844 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rich Square encompass a land area of 3.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Town of Rich Square 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 Rich Square is located within Township of Rich Square, a minor civil division (MCD) of Northampton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rich Square: Richsquare.

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Rich Square, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 963 (100%)
Population in Households 929 (96.5%)
Population in Families 712 (73.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 34 ( 3.5%)
Population Density 312
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $30,417
Average Household Income $43,523
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $18,764
Wealth Index5 37


Total HU (Housing Units) 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $74,815
Average Home Value $84,888
Housing Affordability Index3 231


Total Households 404
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 236
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.05% -0.33%
Households 0.16% -0.25%
Families -0.04% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
Owner Occupied HU   0.07%

Rich Square, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rich Square to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 453 39th
Population Density # 564 24th
Median Household Income # 696 6th
Housing Affordability Index # 611 83rd
Per Capita Income # 647 13th
Diversity Index # 377 49th

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