Bridgeton, North Carolina

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Bridgeton is a town in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 328 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 316 in 2006.[1] It is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Bridgeton is located at 35°7′21″N 77°1′17″W / 35.1225°N 77.02139°W / 35.1225; -77.02139 (35.122563, -77.021324)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 328 people, 156 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population density was 920.7 people per square mile (351.8/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 592.3/sq mi (226.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.73% White, 1.52% African American, 0.30% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 156 households out of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,375, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $35,714 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,038. About 21.2% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

Havelock | New Bern

Bridgeton | Cove City | Dover | River Bend | Trent Woods | Vanceboro

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