River Road, North Carolina

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River Road, North Carolina
River Road is located in North Carolina
River Road
River Road
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°30′43″N 76°59′57″W / 35.51194°N 76.99917°W / 35.51194; -76.99917Coordinates: 35°30′43″N 76°59′57″W / 35.51194°N 76.99917°W / 35.51194; -76.99917
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Land7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
13 ft (4 m)
 • Total4,394
 • Density618/sq mi (238.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code37-56815[1]
GNIS feature ID1867437[2]

River Road is a census-designated place (CDP) in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,394 at the 2010 Census.[3]


River Road is located at 35°30′43″N 76°59′57″W / 35.51194°N 76.99917°W / 35.51194; -76.99917 (35.511985, -76.999251),[4] on the north bank of the tidal Pamlico River. The town of Washington Park borders the CDP on the west, and the city of Washington, the Beaufort County seat, is 5 miles (8 km) to the west of River Road.

North Carolina Highway 32 (River Road) is the main road through the CDP, leading west into Washington and northeast to U.S. Route 264.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18.4 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,094 people, 1,660 households, and 1,183 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 578.5 people per square mile (223.3/km2). There were 1,946 housing units at an average density of 275.0 per square mile (106.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.98% White, 26.23% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 4.49% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.82% of the population.

There were 1,660 households, out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,178, and the median income for a family was $50,385. Males had a median income of $32,364 versus $26,316 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,316. About 17.1% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.6% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): River Road CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.