East Spencer, North Carolina

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East Spencer is a town in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,755 at the 2000 census. This is the hometown of NBA guard Bobby Jackson.

Geography

East Spencer is located at 35°40′58″N 80°25′53″W / 35.68278°N 80.43139°W / 35.68278; -80.43139 (35.682780, -80.431271)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,755 people, 697 households, and 450 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,115.3 people per square mile (431.6/km²). There were 796 housing units at an average density of 505.8/sq mi (195.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 11.79% White, 85.81% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

There were 697 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.1% were married couples living together, 34.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,947, and the median income for a family was $22,222. Males had a median income of $23,203 versus $21,801 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,180. About 32.2% of families and 35.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.4% of those under age 18 and 27.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

Kannapolis‡ | Salisbury

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