Haw River, North Carolina

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Haw River is a town in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The current population estimate (2008) is 2,012.[3]



Haw River is located at 36°05′43″N 79°21′28″W / 36.095324°N 79.357841°W / 36.095324; -79.357841.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km2) of it is land and 0.38% is water. The town formerly supported a textile mill producing enormous quantities of corduroy but is primarily a residential area today. Governor Thomas Michael Holt was a resident of the town. Governor W. Kerr Scott lived nearby, as does his son, Governor Robert W. Scott.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,908 people, 828 households, and 545 families residing in the town. The population density was 719.7 people per square mile (278.0/km2). There were 889 housing units at an average density of 335.3/sq mi (129.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.99% White, 6.24% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 2.94% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.76% of the population.

There were 828 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

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