|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Roper is 462. Roper, North Carolina is the 13,506th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Roper was in 1990, when its population was 669. In 1990, Roper was the 11,657th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 13,506th largest city in the US. Roper is currently 30.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
Roper has shrunk 24.3% since the year 2000. Roper, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|13502||Camden Point, Missouri||462||-5.3%|
|13505||Hawk Cove, Texas||462||-19.0%|
|13506||Roper, North Carolina||462||-24.3%|
|13508||Bell City, Missouri||461||0.2%|
|13512||Panama, New York||461||-5.9%|
The total voting age population of Roper, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 426. The voting age population is 23.5% male and 76.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.9% of the residents of Roper are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Roper are 78.3% Black, 12.5% Other, 8.7% White and 0.5% Two or more races. Additionally, 13.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Roper, 55.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 78.3%. On a per-household basis, 57.8% of families are below the poverty line in Roper.
Among those aged 16 and older, 54.2% of Roper residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 74.7% of Roper residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 12.7% have a bachelor's degree and 2.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Roper residents aged 5 and older, 12.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 12.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Roper is 17.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Roper, 21.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Roper is $16,797.
In Roper, 27.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 72.9% of housing units in Roper.
Of all the housing units in Roper, 14.5% of them were build before 1940.
In Roper, 13.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Roper is $467.
In Roper, 35.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.