Walnut Cove, North Carolina

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Walnut Cove is a town in Stokes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,465 at the 2000 census.

It is the home of the Walnut Festival which draws many walnut lovers to the area. It also houses historic Monitor Roller Mills and a portion of North Camp Lake. Walnut Cove is also home to South Stokes High School whose team mascot name honors the native American Indian Saura tribe. Belews Lake and Hanging Rock State Park are located nearby.



Walnut Cove is located at 36°17′46″N 80°8′28″W / 36.29611°N 80.14111°W / 36.29611; -80.14111 (36.296225, -80.141150)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,465 people, 585 households, and 374 families residing in the town. The population density was 608.5 people per square mile (234.7/km²). There were 636 housing units at an average density of 264.2/sq mi (101.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.39% White, 19.11% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 585 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

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