Richmond County NC Information


Richmond County Subdivisions

Richmond County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 46,534
Daytime Population: Workers 15,447
Daytime Population: Residents 29,314
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,761
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 45,435
Population in Familes 36,948
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,099
Population Density2 98
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $34,009
Average Household Income $47,606
Per Capita Income $19,405


Total Housing Units 21,170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,498 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,929 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,743 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $84,044
Average Home Value $109,591


Total Households 18,427
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 12,200
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 -0.03% -0.23%
Households 0.0% -0.23%
Families -0.18% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.79%


Richmond County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richmond County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 58 43rd
Population Density # 59 42nd
Diversity Index # 25 76th
Median Household Income # 92 9th
Per Capita Income # 90 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.