Salemburg, North Carolina

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Salemburg is a town in Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 469 at the 2000 census.

Salemburg was the home of the former Southwood College.

The North Carolina Justice Academy operates out of the former college. The academy, a training institution of the North Carolina Department of Justice, has a staff of 82.

Salemburg is located on N.C. 242 between U.S. Highway 421 and N.C. 24, 12 miles west of Clinton, 20 miles east of Interstate 40, and 20 miles west of Interstate 95. The town incorporated as Salemburg in 1905.

Salemburg is located at 35°0′58″N 78°30′15″W / 35.01611°N 78.50417°W / 35.01611; -78.50417 (35.016008, -78.504193).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 469 people, 218 households, and 139 families residing in the town. The population density was 469.1 people per square mile (181.1/km²). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 252.0/sq mi (97.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.91% White, 7.89% African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.41% of the population.

There were 218 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 33.5% 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 2.14 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

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