Parkton, North Carolina

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Parkton is a town in Robeson County, North Carolina, in the Lumberton metro area, in the United States. The town was named because it was a place where farmers tied up their horses while waiting for the train. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 428.


Parkton is located at 34°54′10″N 79°0′38″W / 34.90278°N 79.01056°W / 34.90278; -79.01056 (34.902911, -79.010662).[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 428 people, 175 households, and 114 families residing in the town. The population density was 673.4 people per square mile (258.2/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 303.7/sq mi (116.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.10% White, 14.72% African American, 3.27% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 1.40% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.37% of the population.

There were 175 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,321, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $25,556 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,111. About 3.3% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Parkton has many churches of differing denominations. The town also has a post office, bank, Marathon Gas Station, and a new restaurant called "Mac's Grill."



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