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Rocky Point, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Rocky Point Census Designated Place had a population of 1,754 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 1,754
Daytime Population: Workers 831
Daytime Population: Residents 911
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,742
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 1,754
Population in Familes 1,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 254
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $43,819
Average Household Income $59,466
Per Capita Income $21,369


Total Housing Units 649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 425 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $134,375
Average Home Value $178,765


Total Households 587
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 429
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 1.26% 1.48%
Households 1.16% 1.39%
Families 1.07% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

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, 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 # 340 54th
Population Density # 600 19th
Diversity Index # 84 89th
Median Household Income # 307 59th
Per Capita Income # 442 40th

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