Wentworth, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wentworth, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Wentworth had a population of 2,789 as of July 1, 2017. Wentworth 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 Wentworth is located at latitude 36.4012 and longitude -79.7569 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wentworth (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Town of Wentworth (GNIS ID: 2406858) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Wentworth is located within Township of Wentworth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rockingham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wentworth 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 Wentworth: Rockingham Courthouse, Rockingham Springs.

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


Total Population 2,789
Daytime Population: Workers 2,901
Daytime Population: Residents 1,518
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,419
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.58
Population in Households 2,706
Population in Familes 2,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 197
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $46,784
Average Household Income $63,186
Per Capita Income $25,621


Total Housing Units 1,148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 829 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $129,926
Average Home Value $159,590


Total Households 1,042
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 763
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 -0.09% -0.17%
Households -0.01% -0.12%
Families -0.23% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Wentworth, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wentworth 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 # 264 64th
Population Density # 642 13th
Diversity Index # 530 28th
Median Household Income # 258 65th
Per Capita Income # 256 65th

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