Coats, North Carolina

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Coats is a town in Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,845 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Coats is located at 35°24′23″N 78°40′11″W / 35.40639°N 78.66972°W / 35.40639; -78.66972 (35.406372, -78.669588)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,845 people, 755 households, and 471 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,341.5 people per square mile (516.2/km²). There were 844 housing units at an average density of 613.7/sq mi (236.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.22% White, 12.63% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.04% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.87% of the population.

There were 755 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,023, and the median income for a family was $43,274. Males had a median income of $25,296 versus $23,203 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,468. About 12.1% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.

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