Rocky Point, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Rocky Point, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place had a population of 1,787 as of July 1, 2018. Rocky Point ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Rocky Point is located at latitude 34.444 and longitude -77.8909 in Pender County. The formal boundaries for the Rocky Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628651) 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 Rocky Point Census Designated Place is located within Township of Rocky Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pender County.

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Rocky Point, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,787
Population in Households 1,787
Population in Familes 1,510
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 259
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $46,098
Average Household Income $60,459
Per Capita Income $21,675


Total Housing Units 671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 434 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $150,385
Average Home Value $199,769


Total Households 599
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 438
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.33% 1.48%
Households 1.26% 1.43%
Families 1.2% 1.33%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Rocky Point, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rocky Point to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 338 54th
Population Density # 598 19th
Diversity Index # 71 91st
Median Household Income # 310 58th
Per Capita Income # 465 37th

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