Duplin County, North Carolina

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Coordinates: 34°56′N 77°56′W / 34.94°N 77.93°W / 34.94; -77.93

Duplin County, North Carolina
Seal of Duplin County, North Carolina
Seal
Map of North Carolina highlighting Duplin County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1750
Named for Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin
Seat Kenansville
Largest town Wallace
Area
 • Total 819 sq mi (2,121 km2)
 • Land 818 sq mi (2,119 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.17%
Population
 • (2010) 58,505
 • Density 60/sq mi (23/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.duplincountync.com

Duplin /ˈdplɪn/ [1] County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,505.[2] Its county seat is Kenansville.[3]

History[edit]

The county was formed in 1750 from New Hanover County. It was named for Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin, later 9th Earl of Kinnoull.

In 1784 the western part of Duplin County became Sampson County.

One of Duplin's favorite sons, John Miller, was a postmaster and merchant in Duplin. He migrated to Leon County, Florida, with other North Carolinians in the 1830s-1840s and established a successful cotton plantation called Miccosukee Plantation.

Industry[edit]

Duplin County is important in raising animals for food. It has more hogs than any other county in the United States—2.2 million in 1998, which is greater than the hog population of most states. The county is also the home to a major chicken and turkey industry.[4]

Law and government[edit]

Duplin County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 821 square miles (2,126.4 km2), of which 816 square miles (2,113.4 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.7%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 5,663
1800 6,796 20.0%
1810 7,863 15.7%
1820 9,744 23.9%
1830 11,291 15.9%
1840 11,182 −1.0%
1850 13,514 20.9%
1860 15,784 16.8%
1870 15,542 −1.5%
1880 18,773 20.8%
1890 18,690 −0.4%
1900 22,405 19.9%
1910 25,442 13.6%
1920 30,223 18.8%
1930 35,103 16.1%
1940 39,739 13.2%
1950 41,074 3.4%
1960 40,270 −2.0%
1970 38,015 −5.6%
1980 40,952 7.7%
1990 39,995 −2.3%
2000 49,063 22.7%
2010 58,505 19.2%
Est. 2012 60,033 2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 49,063 people, 18,267 households, and 13,060 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 20,520 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.67% White, 28.94% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 10.87% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 15.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,267 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.20% were married couples living together, 14.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,890, and the median income for a family was $34,760. Males had a median income of $26,212 versus $20,063 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,499. About 15.30% of families and 19.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.50% of those under age 18 and 22.70% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

Airports[edit]

The following public-use airports are located in the county:[8]

Communities[edit]

‡ Also has portions in an adjacent county

Townships[edit]

Map of Duplin County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

The county is divided into thirteen townships: Albertson, Cypress Creek, Faison, Glisson, Island Creek, Kenansville, Limestone, Magnolia, Rockfish, Rose Hill, Smith, Warsaw, and Wolfscrape.

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Talk Like A Tarheel, from the North Carolina Collection's website at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ MacInnis, Stewart (1998-09-24). "Kornegay's research eases livestock impact". Spectrum (Virginia Tech). Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Public and Private Airports, Duplin County, North Carolina

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