Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina

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Lake Waccamaw is a town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,411 at the 2000 census.



Lake Waccamaw is located at 34°18′54″N 78°30′31″W / 34.315°N 78.50861°W / 34.315; -78.50861 (34.314998, -78.508708).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (8.9 km²).3.4 square miles (8.9 km²) of it is land and 0.29% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,411 people, 529 households, and 356 families residing in the town. The population density was 409.8 people per square mile (158.4/km²). There were 793 housing units at an average density of 230.3/sq mi (89.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.65% White, 15.88% African American, 2.27% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 529 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,692, and the median income for a family was $57,500. Males had a median income of $36,597 versus $22,054 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,502. About 6.8% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 51.3% of those age 65 or over.

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