Rhodhiss, North Carolina

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Rhodhiss is a town in Caldwell and Burke counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 366 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Rhodhiss is located at 35°46′13″N 81°25′58″W / 35.77028°N 81.43278°W / 35.77028; -81.43278 (35.770280, -81.432903).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (6.67%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 366 people, 170 households, and 112 families residing in the town. The population density was 374.5 people per square mile (144.2/km²). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 192.3/sq mi (74.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.18% White, 0.55% African American, 0.27% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 170 households out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% 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 2.62.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,875, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $27,614 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,165. About 5.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 28.4% of those age 65 or over.

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