Dunn, North Carolina

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Dunn
City
Dunn, North Carolina
Downtown Dunn
Downtown Dunn
Motto: "Where community matters"
Location of Dunn, North Carolina
Location of Dunn, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°18′37″N 78°36′39″W / 35.31028°N 78.61083°W / 35.31028; -78.61083Coordinates: 35°18′37″N 78°36′39″W / 35.31028°N 78.61083°W / 35.31028; -78.61083
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Harnett
Area
 • Total 6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
 • Land 6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 207 ft (63 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 9,263
 • Estimate (2013)[2] 9,758
 • Density 1,482.2/sq mi (572.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 28334-28335
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-18320[3]
GNIS feature ID 1020051[4]
Website City of Dunn

Dunn is a city in Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,263 at the 2010 census. It is the anchor city of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, population 114,678 (2010 census), which is a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.

History[edit]

The city of Dunn was incorporated on February 12, 1887, at which time was a logging town and a turpentine distilling center. The name honors Bennett R. Dunn, who supervised the construction of the railway line between Wilson and Fayetteville.

Geography[edit]

Dunn is located at 35°18′37″N 78°36′39″W / 35.31028°N 78.61083°W / 35.31028; -78.61083 (35.310360, -78.610836).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 419
1900 1,072 155.8%
1910 1,823 70.1%
1920 2,805 53.9%
1930 4,558 62.5%
1940 5,256 15.3%
1950 6,316 20.2%
1960 7,566 19.8%
1970 8,302 9.7%
1980 8,962 7.9%
1990 8,336 −7.0%
2000 9,196 10.3%
2010 9,263 0.7%
Est. 2013 9,758 5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[2]

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,196 people, 3,797 households, and 2,422 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,482.2 people per square mile (572.7/km²). There were 4,100 housing units at an average density of 660.8 per square mile (255.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 54.56% White, 41.21% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 3,797 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 19.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 79.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,550, and the median income for a family was $39,521. Males had a median income of $31,029 versus $21,961 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,178. About 19.6% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.2% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Dunn is home to two schools. Harnett Primary is for Preschool through 3rd grade; Wayne Avenue Elementary is for 4th through 5th grade; Dunn Middle School is for grades 6, 7, and 8. Dunn's students then attend Triton High School in nearby Erwin.

Notable people[edit]

Dunn is the birthplace of early an rock and roll guitar player, Link Wray, and General William C. Lee, father of the American Army Airborne. Debbi Morgan (aka Dr. Angie Hubbard on All My Children), also has ties to Dunn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-10-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 16, 2014. 

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