Stem, North Carolina

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Stem is a town in Granville County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 229 at the 2000 census. In 2006, Stem became home to a high school for the first time since Stem High, when Granville Central High School opened its doors to freshman and sophomores. The school added a grade each year and now has grades 9-12.


Stem is located at 36°12′2″N 78°43′25″W / 36.20056°N 78.72361°W / 36.20056; -78.72361Coordinates: 36°12′2″N 78°43′25″W / 36.20056°N 78.72361°W / 36.20056; -78.72361[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 229 people, 93 households, and 63 families residing in the town. The population density was 94.1/km² (244.5/mi²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 41.9/km² (108.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.39% White, 2.18% African American, 1.31% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 3.93% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.68% of the population.

There were 93 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.2 males.

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