Ahoskie, North Carolina

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Ahoskie is a town in Hertford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,523 at the 2000 census. Ahoskie is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. Its nickname is "The Only One" because no other town in the world is known by the same name. The origin of the word Ahoskie, which was originally spelled "Ahotsky," came from the Wyanoke Indians who entered the Hertford County area at the beginning of European settlement.[citation needed]



Ahoskie is located at 36°17′11″N 76°59′11″W / 36.28639°N 76.98639°W / 36.28639; -76.98639 (36.286439, -76.986436)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.9 km² (2.7 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,523 people, 1,853 households, and 1,172 families residing in the town. The population density was 656.5/km² (1,702.9/mi²). There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 291.8/km² (756.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 58.88% African American, 37.08% White, 1.70% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.

There were 1,853 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18, 35.8% were married couples living together, 23.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. Individual households madeup 32.9% of all households and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94.

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