Halifax, North Carolina

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Halifax is a town in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 344 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Halifax County[3]. It is also known as "The Birthplace of Freedom" for being the location for the adoption of the Halifax Resolves, which was the first official action by a colony calling for independence.

Halifax is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Halifax is located at 36°19′42″N 77°35′27″W / 36.32833°N 77.59083°W / 36.32833; -77.59083 (36.328397, -77.590732)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 344 people, 103 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density was 761.5 people per square mile (295.2/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 272.3/sq mi (105.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 63.37% White, 35.17% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.58% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 103 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.1% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 15.1% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 126.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 137.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,429, and the median income for a family was $47,917. Males had a median income of $24,063 versus $29,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,041. About 14.3% of families and 26.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

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