Cameron, North Carolina

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Cameron is a town in Moore County, North Carolina in the United States. The population was 151 at the 2000 census.



Cameron grew up around a plank road that was followed in later years by a railroad. The town was planned in 1875. Cameron was at the end of the Raleigh and Augusta Railroad. Its location made it an ideal place of entrepenuers to establish businesses. They built turpentine distilleries, established mercantile and hotel businesses to serve the needs of the railroad's customers and built a thriving dewberry farming and consignment operation. The dewberry became so important that Cameron was known as the "Dewberry Capital of the World."[3]


Cameron is located at 35°19′34″N 79°15′11″W / 35.32611°N 79.25306°W / 35.32611; -79.25306 (35.326096, -79.253159)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 km² (1.0 sq mi), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 151 people, 66 households, and 41 families residing in the town. The population density was 143.8 people per square mile (55.5/km²). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 74.3/sq mi (28.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.90% White and 35.10% Black.

There were 66 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 75.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

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