Navassa, North Carolina

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Navassa is a town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 644 at the 2007 census. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Navassa is located at 34°15′25″N 78°0′17″W / 34.25694°N 78.00472°W / 34.25694; -78.00472 (34.256846, -78.004818) [3] along the Brunswick River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²).2.5 square miles (6.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.39%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 479 people, 177 households, and 123 families residing in the town. The population density was 195.3 people per square mile (75.5/km²). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 77.9/sq mi (30.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 12.11% White, 86.64% African American, 0.84% Native American, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 177 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 23.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,375, and the median income for a family was $35,179. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $18,529 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,328. About 24.8% of families and 27.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.6% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.


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