River Bend, North Carolina Population 2024

2,930

River Bend is a city located in Craven County and Jones County North Carolina. River Bend has a 2024 population of 2,930. River Bend is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 1.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,894 in 2020.

The average household income in River Bend is $84,122 with a poverty rate of 8.78%. The median age in River Bend is 51 years: 50.8 years for males, and 51.2 years for females.

River Bend Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of River Bend was:

  • White: 84.42%
  • Black or African American: 12.18%
  • Two or more races: 2.85%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,166.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.24% (36)
The current population of River Bend, North Carolina is 2,930 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,894.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,46084.42%
Black or African American35512.18%
Two or more races832.85%
Native American160.55%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

River Bend Population by Race

River Bend Population Pyramid 2024

River Bend Median Age

51

Total

50.8

Male

51.2

Female

River Bend Adults

There are 2,659 adults, (1,016 of whom are seniors) in River Bend.

River Bend Age Dependency

77.4

Age Dependency Ratio

61.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Child Dependency Ratio

River Bend Sex Ratio

Female1,60154.94%
Male1,31345.06%

River Bend Population by Age

River Bend Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3222.18911
Married7282.4494.45.6
Non Family4421.2192.57.5
Female1012.9559.440.6
Male513.0841.258.8

2.51

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

89.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

River Bend Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1355.8%
Associates Degree2279.76%
Bachelors Degree54023.22%
Graduate Degree35315.18%
High School Graduate35715.35%
Less Than 9th Grade421.81%
Some College67228.89%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

River Bend Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

River Bend Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,0251,918778
Black226194108
Hispanic52147
Native American16160
2+ Races770

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 47.79%.

River Bend Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,717$76,197$44,500
Graduate Degree$56,250$0$56,250
High School Graduate$45,139$47,083$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$42,241$50,417$36,213
Some College$35,000$43,319$33,321

$42,241

Average Earnings

$50,417

Average Male

$36,213

Average Female

River Bend Earnings by Educational Attainment

River Bend Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

River Bend Language

94.19% of River Bend residents speak only English, while 5.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.18% of the population.

River Bend Language

River Bend Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,2641476.49%
Black3556117.18%
Hispanic1763017.05%
Native1616100%

8.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.45%

Male Poverty Rate

8.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in River Bend

The race most likely to be in poverty in River Bend is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in River Bend is White, with 6.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.21%.

River Bend Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.46%
Some College7.12%
High School5.88%
Bachelors or Greater2.58%

River Bend Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.4%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0.9%
Female Unemployed0%

River Bend Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

River Bend Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$100,417$97,561
Households$74,375$84,122
Married Families$107,869$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,342$55,950

mean

median

Income by Household Type

River Bend Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.9%

Female Marriage Rate

River Bend Married by Age and Sex

male

female

River Bend Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

River Bend Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

River Bend Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

378

Number of Veterans

294

Male Veterans

84

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam129
First Gulf War73
Korea68
Second Gulf War30
World War II0

River Bend Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+194
65 to 7468
35 to 5463
55 to 6453
18 to 340

River Bend Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White36616.14%
Black124.1%

River Bend Veterans by Race

River Bend Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

River Bend Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.1%

Labor Force Participation

42.2%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

River Bend Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

River Bend Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

River Bend Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

35.9%

Born in River Bend

97.36%

Native Born

2.64%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

1.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.36% of River Bend residents were born in the United States, with 35.9% having been born in North Carolina. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

River Bend Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,97590.3%
20282,96690.3%
20272,95790.31%
20262,94890.31%
20252,93990.31%
20242,93090.31%
20232,921200.69%
20222,901200.69%
20212,881-13-0.45%
20202,894-137-4.52%
20193,031-10-0.33%
20183,041-1-0.03%
20173,042-16-0.52%
20163,058-22-0.71%
20153,080-34-1.09%
20143,114-6-0.19%
20133,120-23-0.73%
20123,14380.26%
20113,135150.48%
20103,12000%
20002,923-52-1.75%

River Bend Population by Year