Falcon, North Carolina

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Falcon, North Carolina
Town
Falcon Tabernacle
Falcon is located in North Carolina
Falcon
Falcon
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°11′33″N 78°38′55″W / 35.19250°N 78.64861°W / 35.19250; -78.64861Coordinates: 35°11′33″N 78°38′55″W / 35.19250°N 78.64861°W / 35.19250; -78.64861
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Cumberland, Sampson
Government
 • Mayor Clifton L. Turpin, Jr.
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 258
 • Density 213/sq mi (82.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28342
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-22620[1]
GNIS feature ID 1020207[2]

Falcon is a town in Cumberland and Sampson counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 258 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Falcon Tabernacle was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[4]

Geography[edit]

Falcon is located in northeastern Cumberland County at 35°11′33″N 78°38′55″W / 35.19250°N 78.64861°W / 35.19250; -78.64861 (35.192521, -78.648503).[5] A small portion of the town extends east into Sampson County. The town is situated on the west side of the South River, a tributary of the Black River and part of the Cape Fear River watershed.

North Carolina Highway 82 passes through the center of the town, leading northwest 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to Interstate 95 and south 3 miles (5 km) to U.S. Route 13. Via I-95, Fayetteville, the Cumberland County seat, is 18 miles (29 km) to the southwest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which 0.35 acres (1,397 m2), or 0.04%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 328 people, 84 households, and 58 families residing in the town. The population density was 262.4 people per square mile (101.3/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 81.6 per square mile (31.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.45% White, 9.45% African American, 0.61% Native American, 3.05% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.35% of the population.

There were 84 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,125, and the median income for a family was $38,500. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,387. About 3.3% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Falcon town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.