Chadbourn, North Carolina

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Chadbourn is a town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,129 at the 2000 census.



Chadbourn is located at 34°19′21″N 78°49′33″W / 34.3225°N 78.82583°W / 34.3225; -78.82583 (34.322374, -78.825823).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,129 people, 877 households, and 548 families residing in the town. The population density was 805.3 people per square mile (311.4/km²). There were 983 housing units at an average density of 371.8/sq mi (143.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 53.55% African American,41.94% White, 1.93% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.41% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.97% of the population.

There were 877 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% were married couples living together, 24.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,539, and the median income for a family was $30,574. Males had a median income of $23,804 versus $20,270 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,290. About 24.3% of families and 31.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.5% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.

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