Norwood, North Carolina

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Norwood is a town in Stanly County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,216 at the 2000 census.



Norwood is located at 35°13′32″N 80°7′12″W / 35.22556°N 80.12°W / 35.22556; -80.12 (35.225574, -80.120042)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Highway 52 passes through the town between Wadesboro and Albemarle.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,216 people, 893 households, and 624 families residing in the town. The population density was 925.1 people per square mile (356.5/km²). There were 1,036 housing units at an average density of 432.5/sq mi (166.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.69% White, 25.45% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 4.87% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.72% of the population.

There were 893 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $37,460. Males had a median income of $29,922 versus $20,288 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,117. About 14.7% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

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