Rich Square, North Carolina

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Rich Square, North Carolina

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Rich Square strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

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Racial Diversity
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Top 14% Rich Square Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Rich Square, North Carolina

Comparing Rich Square to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 9 5
Senior Citizens 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 5
Portion of People Married 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 5
People Above Poverty 3 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
Median Family Income 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Affordability of Rents 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 3
Low Property Crime 1 3

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Rich Square Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NE of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles SW of Virginia Beach, Virginia
County Northampton
Standard Zip Codes 27869
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.273
Longitude -77.284

Rich Square Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station TARBORO 1 S
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
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Rich Square Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 931 100%
Male 412 44.3%
Female 519 55.7%
Under 18 209 22.4%
18+ 722 77.6%
65+ 191 20.5%
Median Age 43.1
Average Family Size 2.95
White 398 42.7%
African-American 520 55.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 5 0.5%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.1%

Estimated Rich Square Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,025
Growth 94
Growth % 10.1%

Rich Square Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 77.2%
US/American 11.6%
English 3.9%
German 1.7%
European 1.7%
Dutch 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Irish 0.7%
African 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rich Square 931 $30,000
Aulander 888 $34,125
Jackson 695 $34,000
Kelford 245 $29,375
Roxobel 263 $28,036
Seaboard 695 $31,719
Woodland 833 $30,804
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