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Rich Square, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rich Square had a population of 917 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rich Square: Richsquare.

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Rich Square, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rich Square, NC Housing Affordability Index is 194
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

Rich Square, NC Wealth Index is 32
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 917
Population in Households 885
Population in Families 681
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density 297
Diversity Index1 47
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,731
Average Household Income $38,679
Per Capita Income $16,611
Wealth Index3 32

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $74,561
Housing Affordability Index2 194
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 385
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 226
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 -0.47% -0.64%
Households -0.33% -0.58%
Families -0.51% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 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 # 452 39th
Population Density # 572 23rd
Diversity Index # 388 48th
Median Household Income # 703 5th
Per Capita Income # 691 7th

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