Gibsonville, North Carolina

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Gibsonville is a town in Alamance and Guilford counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is part of the Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1] The current population estimate (2008) is 4,738.[3]

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Geography

Gibsonville is located at 36°06′09″N 79°32′21″W / 36.102628°N 79.539078°W / 36.102628; -79.539078 (36.102628, -79.539078).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km2), all land.

The town is almost evenly split between Alamance and Guilford counties. The town is economically and geographically tied to the town of Elon in Alamance County. Gibsonville was named for Joseph Gibson; a prominent Guilford County planter of the ante-bellum period. Gibson's Federal-style house remains near Gibsonville, and is recognized as a Guilford County landmark property.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,372 people, 1,707 households, and 1,206 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,857.3 people per square mile (718.3/km2). There were 1,822 housing units at an average density of 774.0/sq mi (299.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 80.17% White, 15.53% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 1.74% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.72% of the population.

There were 1,707 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05.

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