Angier, North Carolina

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Angier, North Carolina
Town
Official seal of Angier, North Carolina
Seal
Motto: "Town of Crepe Myrtles"
Location in North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°30′31″N 78°44′15″W / 35.50861°N 78.73750°W / 35.50861; -78.73750Coordinates: 35°30′31″N 78°44′15″W / 35.50861°N 78.73750°W / 35.50861; -78.73750
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Harnett
Government
 • Mayor R.H. Ellington
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 292 ft (89 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,350
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27501
Area code(s) 919
FIPS code 37-01400[1]
GNIS feature ID 0980193[2]
Website www.angier.org

Angier is a town in the Black River Township of Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,350 at the 2010 census. Angier is a part of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, which is also a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.

Geography[edit]

Angier is located at 35° 30’31" North, 78° 44’15" West (35.508587, -78.737487).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) of it is land and 0.43% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,419 people, 1,356 households, and 870 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,493.7 people per square mile (576.5/km²). There were 1,478 housing units at an average density of 645.7 per square mile (249.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.42% White, 23.37% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.23% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.17% of the population.

There were 1,356 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,849, and the median income for a family was $43,784. Males had a median income of $30,215 versus $26,028 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,985. About 10.6% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 30.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

  • McGee's Crossroads Elementary School
  • Angier Elementary School
  • North Harnett Primary School
  • Harnett Central Middle School
  • Harnett Central High School

Culture[edit]

Angier annually hosts a town festival called the "Crepe Myrtle Festival," which attracts approximately 20,000 visitors.[citation needed] The town also calls itself "The Town of Crepe Myrtles."

Each summer Angier draws a crowd of motorcyclists and bike enthusiasts from across the region to downtown Angier to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of its annual Bike Fest event. The family-friendly event features live music, a bike show, a poker-run fund-raiser, exhibits and fun for people of all ages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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