Rich Square, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rich Square, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rich Square had a population of 829 as of July 1, 2017. 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 36.2739 and longitude -77.2839 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rich Square (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2407205) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rich Square: Richsquare.

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


Total Population 829
Daytime Population: Workers 599
Daytime Population: Residents 547
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,146
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 795
Population in Familes 611
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 269
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $30,243
Average Household Income $39,419
Per Capita Income $17,659


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $76,378
Average Home Value $94,597


Total Households 344
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 202
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 -1.98% -1.47%
Households -1.96% -1.44%
Families -2.18% -1.64%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

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, 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 # 469 37th
Population Density # 586 21st
Diversity Index # 392 47th
Median Household Income # 636 14th
Per Capita Income # 641 13th

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