Cove City, North Carolina

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Cove City is a town in Craven County, North Carolina, United States under the leadership of its mayor, Dred Charleton Mitchell, Jr. and his son Mitch. The population was 412 at the 2008 census. It is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Cove City is located at 35°11′15″N 77°19′17″W / 35.1875°N 77.32139°W / 35.1875; -77.32139 (35.187596, -77.321398)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 433 people, 182 households, and 135 families residing in the town. The population density was 680.0 people per square mile (261.2/km²). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 306.2/sq mi (117.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.96% White, 46.88% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 182 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $33,438. Males had a median income of $26,042 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,893. About 14.0% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.

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