Garysburg, North Carolina

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Garysburg is a town in Northampton County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,254 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Garysburg is located at 36°26′59″N 77°33′35″W / 36.44972°N 77.55972°W / 36.44972; -77.55972 (36.449853, -77.559830)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,254 people, 482 households, and 334 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,302.4 people per square mile (504.3/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 546.3/sq mi (211.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 2.39% White, 96.09% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 482 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 30.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,604, and the median income for a family was $27,386. Males had a median income of $23,333 versus $20,682 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,172. About 22.9% of families and 28.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 25.2% of those age 65 or over.

References

Conway | Garysburg | Gaston | Jackson | Lasker | Rich Square | Seaboard | Severn | Woodland

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