Earl, North Carolina

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Earl, North Carolina
Location of Earl, North Carolina
Location of Earl, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°11′44″N 81°32′5″W / 35.19556°N 81.53472°W / 35.19556; -81.53472Coordinates: 35°11′44″N 81°32′5″W / 35.19556°N 81.53472°W / 35.19556; -81.53472
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cleveland
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 840 ft (256 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 260
 • Density 285.5/sq mi (110.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28038
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-19140[1]
GNIS feature ID 1023356[2]

Earl is a town in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 260 at the 2010 census.


Earl is located at 35°11′44″N 81°32′5″W / 35.19556°N 81.53472°W / 35.19556; -81.53472 (35.195465, -81.534663).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

see: www.townofearl.org


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 234 people, 100 households, and 64 families residing in the town. The population density was 285.5 people per square mile (110.2/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 133.0 per square mile (51.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.32% White, 11.97% African American, 0.85% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.

There were 100 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $35,714. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $19,318 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,016. About 7.6% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.6% of those sixty five or over.