Bolton, North Carolina

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Bolton is a town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 494 at the 2000 census.


Bolton is located at 34°19′12″N 78°24′18″W / 34.32°N 78.405°W / 34.32; -78.405 (34.320101, -78.404905).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 494 people, 198 households, and 138 families residing in the town. The population density was 159.3 people per square mile (61.5/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 70.6/sq mi (27.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 31.58% White, 63.77% African American, 2.63% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 198 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,596, and the median income for a family was $33,295. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,400. About 16.6% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 38.8% of those age 65 or over.



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