Clarkton, North Carolina

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Clarkton is a town in Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 705 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Clarkton is located at 34°29′22″N 78°39′24″W / 34.48944°N 78.65667°W / 34.48944; -78.65667 (34.489425, -78.656804).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 705 people, 285 households, and 176 families residing in the town. The population density was 630.1 people per square mile (243.0/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 286.9/sq mi (110.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.68% White, 32.34% African American, 0.99% Native American, 1.42% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.68% of the population.

There were 285 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 21.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,206, and the median income for a family was $31,146. Males had a median income of $31,719 versus $25,764 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,278. About 25.1% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.5% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.

Location

Clarkton is located at the crossroads of North Carolina Route 211 and US 701, just a few miles to the south of Elizabethtown and the Cape Fear River. The closest town to Clarkton is Bladenboro, which is roughly five miles to the west on North Carolina Route 211. Another important transit route that enters Clarkton is the CSX Railroad, that parallels Singletary Street through the large portion of the town. The most noticeable landmark in this town is the imposing Clarkton Presbyterian Church on Main Street. Frequent visitors to this town also find the Clarkton School of Discovery to be an important landmark in this town. It is located approximately half a mile to the north of Clarkton Presbyterian Church on US Business Route 711.

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