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Cordova, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Cordova Census Designated Place had a population of 1,705 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cordova is located at latitude 34.9147 and longitude -79.8158 in Richmond County. The formal boundaries for the Cordova Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Richmond County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 285 feet.

The Cordova Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584312) 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 Cordova Census Designated Place is located within Township of Wolf Pit, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richmond County.

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


Total Population 1,705
Daytime Population: Workers 227
Daytime Population: Residents 909
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,136
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,705
Population in Familes 1,430
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 801
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $27,079
Average Household Income $35,483
Per Capita Income $14,260


Total Housing Units 758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $75,433
Average Home Value $82,556


Total Households 678
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 483
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 -0.55% -0.52%
Households -0.52% -0.54%
Families -0.61% -0.63%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Cordova, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cordova 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 # 348 53rd
Population Density # 303 59th
Diversity Index # 522 29th
Median Household Income # 693 6th
Per Capita Income # 717 3rd

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