Altamahaw-Ossipee, North Carolina

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Altamahaw-Ossipee is a former census-designated place (CDP) in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States.[2] It is part of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 996 at the 2000 census. The town of Ossipee incorporated in 2002. The remainder of the territory was reassignaed as Altamahaw CDP, although the new CDP was not separately returned in 2000.[3]

Geography

Altamahaw-Ossipee is located at 36°10′46″N 79°30′24″W / 36.17944°N 79.50667°W / 36.17944; -79.50667 (36.179407, -79.506581).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 996 people, 399 households, and 276 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 430.8 people per square mile (166.5/km²). There were 436 housing units at an average density of 188.6/sq mi (72.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.86% White, 9.44% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.40% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 399 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,375, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $24,250 versus $19,228 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,541. About 5.7% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.

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