Sneads Ferry, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Sneads Ferry Census Designated Place had a population of 2,807 as of July 1, 2017. Sneads Ferry ranks in the lower 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 Sneads Ferry is located at latitude 34.5552 and longitude -77.3776 in Onslow County. The formal boundaries for the Sneads Ferry Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.8 sq. miles and a water area of 2.04 sq. miles. Onslow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Sneads Ferry Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402862) 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 Sneads Ferry Census Designated Place is located within Township of Stump Sound, a minor civil division (MCD) of Onslow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sneads Ferry 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 Sneads Ferry: Lower Ferry.

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


Total Population 2,807
Daytime Population: Workers 376
Daytime Population: Residents 1,459
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,835
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 2,807
Population in Familes 2,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 739
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $49,571
Average Household Income $73,307
Per Capita Income $30,819


Total Housing Units 1,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 789 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 440 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 445 (26.6%)
Median Home Value $189,130
Average Home Value $260,601


Total Households 1,229
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 787
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 0.82% 1.89%
Households 0.73% 1.85%
Families 0.89% 1.7%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Sneads Ferry, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sneads Ferry 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 # 259 65th
Population Density # 340 54th
Diversity Index # 573 23rd
Median Household Income # 223 70th
Per Capita Income # 124 83rd

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