Wade, North Carolina

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Wade is a town in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 480 at the 2000 census.


Wade is located at 35°9′42″N 78°43′59″W / 35.16167°N 78.73306°W / 35.16167; -78.73306 (35.161774, -78.732977).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²).1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.76% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 480 people, 196 households, and 131 families residing in the town. The population density was 367.6 people per square mile (141.5/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 168.5/sq mi (64.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.29% White, 22.71% African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.62% Pacific Islander, 2.50% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% of the population.

There were 196 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $25,972 versus $17,344 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,933. About 12.7% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 39.0% of those age 65 or over.



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