Aulander, North Carolina
|Aulander, North Carolina|
|• Total||1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)|
|• Land||1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||66 ft (20 m)|
|• Density||601.4/sq mi (232.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1018874|
The name "Aulander" was chosen after a request to call the town "Orlando" was denied by the post office. Part of Aulander is situated on what was known as Harmon's Cross Roads, and on March 8, 1885 the town was incorporated. The town was founded by the Conner, Dunning, Harmon, and Jenkins families, many of whose descendants still live in the Aulander area. In the late 19th Century the North Carolina and Virginia Railroad Company cleared a passage through the town, which helped result in the incorporation of Aulander.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 888 people, 371 households, and 247 families residing in the town. The population density was 601.4 people per square mile (231.7/km²). There were 412 housing units at an average density of 279.0 per square mile (107.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 57.09% White, 41.10% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.
There were 371 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $24,808, and the median income for a family was $34,125. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,767. About 22.1% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.1% of those under age 18 and 26.5% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.