Mulberry, North Carolina

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Mulberry is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,269 at the 2000 census. The community was given its name by the first European pioneers to settle the area in the 1750s. They called the region "Mulberry Fields", after the many mulberry trees in the region. Mulberry Creek, one of the largest streams in Wilkes County, takes its name from the community of Mulberry, and flows through the area.

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Geography

Mulberry is located at 36°13′40″N 81°9′57″W / 36.22778°N 81.16583°W / 36.22778; -81.16583 (36.227844, -81.165944)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²), all of it land. Mulberry is located where the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains level off to the rolling countryside and small valleys of North Carolina's Piedmont region. The area is heavily forested, with numerous small cattle and poultry farms, as well as housing developments.

Religion

Mulberry is overwhelmingly Protestant Christian; the largest denomination is the Southern Baptists. There are also several churches representing the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Church of the Brethren faiths.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,269 people, 940 households, and 708 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 444.8 people per square mile (171.8/km²). There were 999 housing units at an average density of 195.9/sq mi (75.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.24% White, 0.66% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

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