Micro, North Carolina

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Micro is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. The 2008 estimated population was 537.[1]



Micro is located at 35°33′46″N 78°12′14″W / 35.56278°N 78.20389°W / 35.56278; -78.20389 (35.562802, -78.203882)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.


The mayor of Micro is Earl E. "Buddy" Jones. As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 454 people, 211 households, and 124 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,114.9 people per square mile (427.5/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 552.5/sq mi (211.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.97% White, 7.71% African American, 1.10% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.96% of the population.

There were 211 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 39.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,889, and the median income for a family was $39,773. Males had a median income of $30,962 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,629. About 1.4% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 27.9% of those age 65 or over.


  • North Johnston Middle School


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