Riegelwood, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 579.
Males: 294  (50.9%)
Females: 285  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

29.4 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,516
Riegelwood:

$39,516
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,517

Riegelwood CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,568
Riegelwood:

$99,568
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $141,736; detached houses: $168,909; mobile homes: $67,008

Median gross rent in 2019: $867.

March 2019 cost of living index in Riegelwood: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.4%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.9% for Black residents, 73.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.5% for American Indian residents)

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  • Races in Riegelwood, NC (2019)
    • 52160.7%White alone
    • 17220.0%Black alone
    • 12714.8%Hispanic
    • 394.5%Two or more races

Races in Riegelwood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Riegelwood, North Carolina as of February 04, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Riegelwood is 39 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (17.0%), Irish (15.1%), American (14.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 22 feet

47 residents are foreign born (5.5% Latin America).

This place:

5.5%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (19.6 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (105.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (426.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Delco, NC (1.3 miles ),
Evergreen, NC (1.8 miles ),
Northwest, NC (2.2 miles ),
Sandyfield, NC (2.2 miles ),
Sandy Creek, NC (2.3 miles ),
East Arcadia, NC (2.5 miles ),
Kelly, NC (3.1 miles ),
Bolton, NC (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.34 N, Longitude: 78.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Distribution of median household income in Riegelwood, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Riegelwood, NC in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.64
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Riegelwood-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Riegelwood place center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 24.4 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Riegelwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 148.8 miles away from Riegelwood center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 140.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 246.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:20, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from Riegelwood center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbus County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 17, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Amtrak station near Riegelwood:

  • 18 miles: WILMINGTON (201 HARNETT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riegelwood:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 18 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 22 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 22 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Robeson Community College (about 49 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 57 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 59 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 59 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)

Public elementary/middle schools in Riegelwood:

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Notable locations in Riegelwood: Mitchell Landing (A), Columbus County Public Library - East Columbus Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Rieglewood Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Riegelwood include: Christ the King Church (A), Wesley Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Columbus County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Riegelwood that have no violations reported:

  • VICTORY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENT CH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.6%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Riegelwood (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Riegelwood Main Branch at 216 Riegelwood Shopping Center, branch established on 1960/01/02. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Riegelwood:

Marital status in Riegelwood, NC
  • Never married: 43.6%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

For population 25 years and over in Riegelwood:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Riegelwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Riegelwood, NC (based on Columbus County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,278122
Black Protestant3,61026
Mainline Protestant3,14425
Catholic1,0632
Other5654
None24,438-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
This county:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
This county:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Columbus County:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbus County:

31.7%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Columbus County:

15.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

4.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Horry County, SC  0.74% ($20,535 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.44% ($34,104)
from Bladen County, NC  0.42% ($26,342)


4.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($31,291 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Horry County, SC  0.64% ($26,459 average AGI)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.62% ($37,701)
to New Hanover County, NC  0.40% ($27,565)

Businesses in Riegelwood, NC

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Riegelwood:

  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riegelwood:

  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)

TV broadcast stations around Riegelwood:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Riegelwood fatal accident list:

Feb 21, 2018 06:04 AM, Pva, Lat: 34.347703, Lon: -78.213922, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.1mTotal length
  • 13,790Total average daily traffic
  • 1,041Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,580Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Riegelwood)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Riegelwood, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: W4MZY, Licensee ID: L00949608, Grant Date: 12/08/2004, Expiration Date: 01/10/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/11/2017, Certifier: Jack H Matthis, Registrant: Jack H Matthis, 206 Cedar Dr, Riegelwood, NC 28456
  • Call Sign: KI4BJC, Licensee ID: L00710591, Grant Date: 05/14/2013, Expiration Date: 07/02/2023, Certifier: Arthur L Sanders, Registrant: Arthur L Sanders, 269 Black Rock Rd, Riegelwood, NC 28456
  • Call Sign: KI4NC, Previous Call Sign: KK4DWA, Licensee ID: L01657569, Grant Date: 05/10/2014, Expiration Date: 05/10/2024, Certifier: Stan White, Registrant: Stan White, Riegelwood, NC 28456
  • Call Sign: KM4EMW, Licensee ID: L01894872, Grant Date: 09/26/2014, Expiration Date: 09/26/2024, Certifier: Alton C Edwards, Registrant: Alton C Edwards, Riegelwood, NC 28456

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 101SD, N101SD, N-101SD, Serial Number: 18267059, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 07/24/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jerry A Caines, Po Box 236, Riegelwood, NC 28456, Other Owners: Anthony B Caines
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/17/2020

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 26. The highest number of reported fires - 60 took place in 2007, and the least - 7 in 2012. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Riegelwood, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.4%), and Outside Fires (37.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Riegelwood, NC
    • 19042.4%Structure Fires
    • 16837.5%Outside Fires
    • 5913.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 316.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Riegelwood, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Riegelwood, NC
  • 74.7%Electricity
  • 25.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Riegelwood, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Riegelwood compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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