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Bell Arthur, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Bell Arthur Census Designated Place had a population of 479 as of July 1, 2017. Bell Arthur 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 Bell Arthur is located at latitude 35.5912 and longitude -77.5127 in Pitt County. The formal boundaries for the Bell Arthur Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Bell Arthur Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584308) 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 Bell Arthur Census Designated Place is located within Township of Arthur, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pitt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bell Arthur 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 Bell Arthur: Arthur Lake.

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Bell Arthur, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 479
Daytime Population: Workers 43
Daytime Population: Residents 216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 259
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 479
Population in Familes 410
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 257
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $49,420
Average Household Income $61,711
Per Capita Income $23,429


Total Housing Units 212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $122,034
Average Home Value $148,311


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 137
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 0.38% 0.41%
Households 0.37% 0.42%
Families 0.73% 0.43%
Median Household Income   -0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Bell Arthur, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell Arthur 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 # 564 24th
Population Density # 595 20th
Diversity Index # 261 65th
Median Household Income # 224 70th
Per Capita Income # 326 56th

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