Lawndale, North Carolina

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Lawndale is a town in Cleveland County, North Carolina, along the First Broad River. The population was 642 at the 2000 census.


Lawndale is located at 35°24′54″N 81°33′44″W / 35.415°N 81.56222°W / 35.415; -81.56222 (35.415039, -81.562250)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (5.81%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 642 people, 270 households, and 180 families residing in the town. The population density was 791.6 people per square mile (306.0/km²). There were 300 housing units at an average density of 369.9/sq mi (143.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.45% White, 22.27% African American, 0.62% Asian, 2.34% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.80% of the population.

There were 270 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,250, and the median income for a family was $36,023. Males had a median income of $26,484 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,002. About 14.5% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.


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