Calypso, North Carolina

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Calypso, North Carolina
Calypso, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Calypso, North Carolina
Calypso, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°9′17″N 78°6′17″W / 35.15472°N 78.10472°W / 35.15472; -78.10472Coordinates: 35°9′17″N 78°6′17″W / 35.15472°N 78.10472°W / 35.15472; -78.10472
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Duplin
Elevation 157 ft (48 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 538
 • Density 422.7/sq mi (163.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28325
Area code(s) 919
FIPS code 37-09760[1]
GNIS feature ID 0982470[2]

Calypso is a town in Duplin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 538 at the 2010 census.


The Bryan Whitfield Herring Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[3]


Calypso is located at 35°9′17″N 78°6′17″W / 35.15472°N 78.10472°W / 35.15472; -78.10472 (35.154753, -78.104720).[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 410 people, 178 households, and 111 families residing in the town. The population density was 422.7 people per square mile (163.2/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 210.3 per square mile (81.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.71% White, 22.93% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 3.17% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.39% of the population.

There were 178 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $25,865 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,244. About 12.5% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.