Hookerton, North Carolina

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Hookerton is a town in Greene County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 467 at the 2000 census and estimated to be 493 in 2008.[3] It is geographically located southeast of Snow Hill, NC on North Carolina Highway 123. The town is part of the Greenville Metropolitan Area.



Hookerton is located at 35°25′23″N 77°35′24″W / 35.42306°N 77.59°W / 35.42306; -77.59 (35.423060, -77.590101)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 467 people, 200 households, and 123 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,446.1 people per square mile (563.5/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 678.1/sq mi (264.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 52.89% White, 40.26% African American, 6.64% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.14% of the population.

There were 200 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 78.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,231 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,371. About 7.4% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 24.6% of those age 65 or over.

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