Hoke County, North Carolina

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Hoke County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is part of the Fayetteville, North Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 33,646. Its county seat is Raeford[1].

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History

The county was formed in 1911 from parts of Cumberland County and Robeson County. It was named for Robert F. Hoke, a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

Law and government

Hoke County is a member of the regional Lumber River Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 392 square miles (1,015.3 km2), of which 391 square miles (1,012.7 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.29%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into eight townships: Allendale, Antioch, Blue Springs, Fort Bragg Military Reservation, McLauchlin, Raeford, Quewhiffle, and Stonewall.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 33,646 people, 11,373 households, and 8,745 families residing in the county. The population density was 86 people per square mile (33/km²). There were 12,518 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 44.53% White, 37.64% Black or African American, 11.45% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 3.27% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 7.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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