Conway, North Carolina

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Conway is a town in Northampton County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 734 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Conway is located at 36°26′16″N 77°13′36″W / 36.43778°N 77.22667°W / 36.43778; -77.22667 (36.437687, -77.226782)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 734 people, 328 households, and 205 families residing in the town. The population density was 406.0 people per square mile (156.6/km²). There were 356 housing units at an average density of 196.9/sq mi (75.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.53% White, 33.24% African American, 0.54% Native American, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 328 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% 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 66.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,250, and the median income for a family was $27,386. Males had a median income of $26,932 versus $21,538 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,969. About 24.9% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.3% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.


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