Piney Green, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Piney Green, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Piney Green Census Designated Place had a population of 15,096 as of July 1, 2017. Piney Green ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Piney Green is located at latitude 34.7655 and longitude -77.301 in Onslow County. The formal boundaries for the Piney Green Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Piney Green Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403422) 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 Piney Green Census Designated Place is located within Township of White Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Onslow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Piney Green 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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Piney Green, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,096
Daytime Population: Workers 1,040
Daytime Population: Residents 8,728
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,768
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 15,077
Population in Familes 12,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1,097
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $48,149
Average Household Income $59,369
Per Capita Income $21,521


Total Housing Units 5,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,799 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,619 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 504 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $154,971
Average Home Value $174,652


Total Households 5,418
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,981
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 1.77% 1.75%
Households 1.55% 1.68%
Families 1.37% 1.6%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Piney Green, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Piney Green 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 # 66 91st
Population Density # 194 74th
Diversity Index # 72 90th
Median Household Income # 248 67th
Per Capita Income # 435 41st

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