Roper, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 562 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.3%
 
Males: 185  (33.0%)
Females: 377  (67.0%)
Median resident age:

25.6 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27970.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $16,039 (it was $20,694 in 2000)
Roper:

$16,039
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $9,618 (it was $14,736 in 2000)

Roper town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $85,919 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Roper:

$85,919
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,842; detached houses: $127,494

Median gross rent in 2017: $468.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roper: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 73.1%
(37.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 94.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Roper, NC (2010)
    • 47978.4%Black alone
    • 11118.2%White alone
    • 182.9%Hispanic
    • 30.5%Two or more races

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Roper, North Carolina as of November 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roper is 31 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (4.7%), West Indian (1.7%), Jamaican (1.3%), Syrian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 648 people per square mile   (low).

Roper, North Carolina map

27 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America).

This town:

4.0%
North Carolina:

7.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Roper town:

1.0% ($546)
North Carolina:

0.9% ($826)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (46.6 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Virginia Beach, VA (72.5 miles , pop. 425,257).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (296.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Plymouth, NC (2.7 miles ),
Creswell, NC (3.5 miles ),
Edenton, NC (3.6 miles ),
Jamesville, NC (4.1 miles ),
Pantego, NC (4.5 miles),
Windsor, NC (4.5 miles ),
Columbia, NC (4.5 miles ),
Hertford, NC (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.88 N, Longitude: 76.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Distribution of median household income in Roper, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Roper, NC in 2017
Roper satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.4%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Roper, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Paper (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Apparel (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.9%)
  • Paper (8.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Apparel (9.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Roper, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Construction laborers (8.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Cashiers (9.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)

Average climate in Roper, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Roper, North Carolina average temperatures Roper, North Carolina average precipitation Roper, North Carolina humidity Roper, North Carolina wind speed Roper, North Carolina snowfall Roper, North Carolina sunshine Roper, North Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 46.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.204. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.204
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 7.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.05
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Roper-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.5 miles away from the Roper town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/8/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roper-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.2 miles away from Roper center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from Roper center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 288.0 miles away from Roper center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 142.5 miles away from Roper center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 148.1 miles away from Roper center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roper topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Roper:

  • LIFE, INC COKE AVENUE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; EDENTON, NC)
  • EDENTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; EDENTON, NC)
  • LIFE, INC LUKE STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; EDENTON, NC)
  • VIDANT CHOWAN HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; EDENTON, NC)
  • CHOWAN RIVER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; EDENTON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roper:

  • Elizabeth City State University (about 36 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,803)
  • East Carolina University (about 47 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 50 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 54 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Craven Community College (about 60 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Regent University (about 69 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 70 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)

Public elementary/middle school in Roper:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Roper: S Lees Saw Mills (A), Roper Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Roper: Roper Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaver Dam Branch (A), Mill Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Tyrone Bell - College football player (East Carolina Pirates).

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

52.8%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Roper (2011 data):

  • Bank of Hampton Roads: Roper Branch at 102 West Buncombe Street, branch established on 1963/05/06. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $1,899.1 mil, Deposits: $1,581.4 mil, headquarters in Norfolk, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Vi Lp

For population 15 years and over in Roper:

Marital status in Roper, NC
  • Never married: 48.3%
  • Now married: 25.4%
  • Separated: 6.3%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Roper:

  • High school or higher: 66.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roper, NC (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,70031
Mainline Protestant92316
Black Protestant8017
Other2071
Catholic2051
None6,392-
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: 4
Washington County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washington County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Washington County:

7.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

7.00 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

13.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.3%
North Carolina:

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

10.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Roper:

47.6%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Roper:

42.4%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.1
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Roper:

20.2%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Roper:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Roper:

37.3%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

50.1%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Roper:

80.4%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roper, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 3$4,407$17,6280$0
Financial Administration 1$2,918$35,0160$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,356$28,2720$0
Sewerage 1$2,612$31,3440$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 6$4,399
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 2$3,299
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 6$12,293$24,5868$7,698

Roper government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $145,000 ($258.01)
    Water Utilities: $98,000 ($174.38)
    Regular Highways: $89,000 ($158.36)
    General - Other: $82,000 ($145.91)
    Central Staff Services: $80,000 ($142.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($112.10)
    Police Protection: $55,000 ($97.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($16.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $7,000 ($12.46)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($7.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $142,000 ($252.67)

Roper government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $96,000 ($170.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($103.20)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($1.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $34,000 ($60.50)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($1.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $22,000 ($39.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $78,000 ($138.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $34,000 ($60.50)
    Highways: $20,000 ($35.59)
  • Tax - Property: $139,000 ($247.33)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $54,000 ($96.09)
    Other License: $2,000 ($3.56)

5.69% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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 Martin County, NC  0.84% ($34,667 average AGI)
to Pitt County, NC  0.63% ($27,630)
to Beaufort County, NC  0.58% ($40,640)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roper:

  • WJPI (1470 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES INC..)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZBO (1260 AM; 1 kW; EDENTON, NC; Owner: LAWRENCE LOESCH & MARGARET LOESCH)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBTE (990 AM; 1 kW; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roper:

  • WPNC-FM (95.9 FM; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: DURLYN BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • WERX-FM (102.5 FM; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: LAWRENCE LOESCH & MARGARET LOESCH)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WRSF (105.7 FM; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFMZ (104.9 FM; HERTFORD, NC; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWOC (94.5 FM; HATTERAS, NC; Owner: MAX MEDIA OF THE CAROLINAS LLC)
  • WIAM-FM (98.9 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKJX (96.7 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO OF ELIZABETH CITY, INC.)
  • WURB (97.7 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Roper:

  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)

Roper fatal accident list:

Apr 26, 1991 00:25 AM, Walker St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 21, 1989 07:45 PM, 64, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 26, 1983 03:40 PM, Buncombest, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 23, 1979 09:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 28, 1977 03:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jun 12, 1976 02:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 3
Jun 12, 1975 02:45 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 3
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 354ft / 108mTotal length
  • 63,710Total average daily traffic
  • 7,639Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Roper, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 232000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Roper, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Ncdot Asphalt Plant 1 Mi S Of Albemarle Sound Bridge On Nc 32 (Lat: 35.965167 Lon: -76.494111), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPDW725,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.2600 MHz, 47.3200 MHz, Grant Date: 08/30/2013, Expiration Date: 11/26/2023, Registrant: Nc Dept Of Transportation, 124 Dot Drive, Asheboro, NC 27205, Phone: (336) 625-4796, Fax: (336) 625-6942, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PLEASANT GROVE, 4095 Backwoods Road (Lat: 35.923056 Lon: -76.583944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQCW368,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 06/23/2015, Expiration Date: 06/09/2025, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • MACKEYS SUB, Near Substation At 7430 Mackeys Rd Roper Nc 27970 (Lat: 35.927444 Lon: -76.619278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 70.1 m, Overall height: 71.6 m, Call Sign: WRCI462, Licensee ID: L00006903,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz... (+54 more), Grant Date: 10/10/2018, Expiration Date: 10/10/2028, Certifier: Bradley Carroll, Registrant: Virginia Electric & Power Company, 5th Floor, Richmond, VA 23261, Phone: (804) 775-5969, Fax: (804) 771-6570, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Rt 3 Box 164 (Lat: 35.934056 Lon: -76.607722), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WHW207, Licensee ID: L00001329,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/1998, Expiration Date: 05/27/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2003, Registrant: Mackeys Marina, Rt 3 Box 164, Roper, NC 27970

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K4HTD, Licensee ID: L00331500, Grant Date: 07/02/2004, Expiration Date: 09/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/10/2016, Certifier: Bruce H Hendrix, Registrant: Bruce H Hendrix, 256 Blair Shores Rd, Roper, NC 27970-9699
  • Call Sign: KB4TOH, Licensee ID: L00283512, Grant Date: 11/30/2016, Expiration Date: 02/11/2027, Certifier: Mike E Cohoon, Registrant: Mike E Cohoon, 1724 Pea Ridge Rd, Roper, NC 27970
  • Call Sign: KE4JZW, Grant Date: 02/22/1994, Expiration Date: 02/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2006, Registrant: Jennifer L Allen, Roper, NC 27970
  • Call Sign: NH7OI, Licensee ID: L00562816, Grant Date: 06/28/2012, Expiration Date: 08/26/2022, Certifier: Dennis R Smith, Registrant: Dennis R Smith, 15610 Hwy 32n, Roper, NC 27970
  • Call Sign: KJ4SHO, Licensee ID: L01548473, Grant Date: 02/18/2010, Expiration Date: 02/18/2020, Certifier: James C Lyle, Registrant: James C Lyle, 490 Beech Bay Rd, Roper, NC 27970
  • Call Sign: KM4MDS, Licensee ID: L01961334, Grant Date: 07/29/2015, Expiration Date: 07/29/2025, Certifier: Jerry D Foster, Registrant: Jerry D Foster, 2017 Albemarle Beach Road, Roper, NC 27970

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH D35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2187D , Serial Number: D-3534, Year manufactured: 1953, Certificate Issue Date: 03/13/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Arnold K Pressey, 547 Newland Rd, Roper, NC 27970
  • Aircraft: DAVIS HARRY L VARIEZE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 3262D , Serial Number: 2600, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/1982, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Austin S Davis, 1479 W Mill Pond Rd, Roper, NC 27970
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4280J , Serial Number: 28-22640, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 02/02/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 12/26/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Joshua T Davenport, 844 Learys Bch, Roper, NC 27970

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 20. The highest number of fire incidents - 57 took place in 2008, and the least - 3 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Roper, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.0%), and Outside Fires (33.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Roper, NC
    • 13339.0%Structure Fires
    • 11533.7%Outside Fires
    • 6819.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 257.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roper, NC
Most common first names in Roper, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4672.9 years
James4267.1 years
Mary2673.4 years
John2372.0 years
Willie2273.7 years
George1975.1 years
Robert1670.3 years
Thomas1475.4 years
Margaret1479.8 years
Annie1280.4 years
Most common last names in Roper, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spruill5376.7 years
Norman4771.4 years
Chesson3577.6 years
Phelps3471.3 years
Davenport2871.1 years
Simpson2470.5 years
Swain2071.8 years
Patrick2075.0 years
Hassell1771.5 years
White1669.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roper, NC
  • 46.9%Electricity
  • 25.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roper, NC
  • 88.8%Electricity
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Roper compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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