Williamston, North Carolina

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Williamston is a town in Martin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 5,843 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Martin County[3]. The closest major city is Greenville[3], approx. 28 mi to the southwest.



Williamston is located at 35°51′5″N 77°3′45″W / 35.85139°N 77.0625°W / 35.85139; -77.0625 (35.851454, -77.062588)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), all of it land. However, it is on the Roanoke River.

Some major highways are U.S. 13, U.S. 17, and U.S. 64.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,844 people, 2,350 households, and 1,536 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,581.3 people per square mile (609.7/km²). There were 2,506 housing units at an average density of 678.2/sq mi (261.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 40.41% White, 57.50% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

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