Brookford, North Carolina

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Brookford is a town in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 434 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Brookford is located at 35°42′13″N 81°20′48″W / 35.70361°N 81.34667°W / 35.70361; -81.34667 (35.703482, -81.346786)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 434 people, 200 households, and 129 families residing in the town. The population density was 789.9 people per square mile (304.7/km²). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 385.8/sq mi (148.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.40% White, 1.84% African American, 5.76% Asian, 2.07% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.76% of the population.

There were 200 households out of which 20.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,375, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $28,036 versus $19,659 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,634. About 6.0% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.


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