Dunn, North Carolina

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Dunn is a city in Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,196 at the 2000 census.

It is the birthplace of early rock and roll guitar hero, Link Wray and General William C. Lee, father of the American Airborne. The city slogan is "It's all right here." The town is home to 3 local schools. Harnett Primary for K-3, Wayne Avenue for 4-5, and Dunn Middle School for 6-8. High school students attend Triton High School located in Erwin.

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Geography

Dunn is located at 35°18′37″N 78°36′39″W / 35.31028°N 78.61083°W / 35.31028; -78.61083 (35.310360, -78.610836)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,196 people, 3,797 households, and 2,422 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,482.2 people per square mile (572.7/km²). There were 4,100 housing units at an average density of 660.8/sq mi (255.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 54.56% White, 41.21% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 3,797 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.99.

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