Brogden, North Carolina

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Brogden is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,914 at the 2007 census. It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Brogden is located at 35°17′51″N 78°1′40″W / 35.2975°N 78.02778°W / 35.2975; -78.02778 (35.297594, -78.027817)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.82%) is water.

Brogden's elevations are on average 175 feet above sea level. The area is underlain by unconsolidated beds of sand, clay and gravel. Most of these beds were deposited in seawater as the sea advanced and retreated during the geologic development of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. To a much lesser extent, streams deposited layers of sediment which mixed with that deposited on the sea floor.

The climate in Brogden is characterized by warm summers and moderate winters. The average temperature is about 62 degrees. Annual precipitation is about 50 inches of rainfall per year, with the major portion occurring in the late spring and summer.[4]

Brogden also is the name of a farming community in neighboring Johnston County, where Hollywood actress Ava Gardner was born.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,907 people, 1,030 households, and 784 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,346.1 people per square mile (519.6/km²). There were 1,157 housing units at an average density of 535.8/sq mi (206.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 36.29% White, 56.90% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 4.27% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.67% of the population.

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