Stokesdale, North Carolina

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Stokesdale is a town in the northwestern corner of Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,267 at the 2000 census. Belews Lake is located nearby.



Stokesdale is located at 36°14′11″N 79°58′57″W / 36.23639°N 79.9825°W / 36.23639; -79.9825 (36.236371, -79.982393)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.5 square miles (50.5 km²), of which, 19.4 square miles (50.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.56%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,267 people, 1,201 households, and 962 families residing in the town. The population density was 168.5 people per square mile (65.1/km²). There were 1,268 housing units at an average density of 65.4/sq mi (25.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.69% White, 6.95% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.93% of the population.

There were 1,201 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,484, and the median income for a family was $58,185. Males had a median income of $37,167 versus $28,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,548. About 5.2% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

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