Pinetops, North Carolina

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Pinetops is a town in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,419 at the 2000 census.



Pinetops is located at 35°47′27″N 77°38′20″W / 35.79083°N 77.63889°W / 35.79083; -77.63889 (35.790821, -77.638807)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,419 people, 557 households, and 391 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,415.0 people per square mile (547.9/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 600.3/sq mi (232.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 42.21% White, 57.15% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.21% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 557 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,716, and the median income for a family was $36,544. Males had a median income of $29,688 versus $23,224 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,763. About 17.6% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.

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