Godwin, North Carolina

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Godwin, North Carolina
The old general store
The old general store
Godwin, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Godwin, North Carolina
Godwin, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°13′4″N 78°40′47″W / 35.21778°N 78.67972°W / 35.21778; -78.67972Coordinates: 35°13′4″N 78°40′47″W / 35.21778°N 78.67972°W / 35.21778; -78.67972
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cumberland
 • Mayor Willie Junious Burnette
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 154 ft (47 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 139
 • Density 450.2/sq mi (173.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28344
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-26740[1]
GNIS feature ID 0985760[2]

Godwin is a town in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 139 at the 2010 census.


Godwin is located at 35°13′04″N 78°40′47″W / 35.217714°N 78.679778°W / 35.217714; -78.679778.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 112 people, 38 households, and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 450.2 people per square mile (173.0/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 172.8 per square mile (66.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 73.21% White, 13.39% African American, 4.46% Native American, 2.68% from other races, and 6.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.39% of the population.

There were 38 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,943. There were 8.6% of families and 13.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 34.4% of under eighteens and 18.8% of those over 64.

Places of worship[edit]

Godwin Presbyterian Church was organized in May 1904 as an off shoot of the Old Bluff Church in Wade, NC. It developed from a Sabbath School (Sunday School) that had begun in 1889. The first church structure had a seating capacity of 200 and was used for 30 years before it burned in 1934. While a new building was constructed, the Presbyterian congregation was invited by the Godwin Baptist church to share their facility. The new facility was completed in 1937.[4] The Godwin Presbyterian Church holds an annual homecoming each October. The grounds of the church feature a friendship garden open to all.

Notable people[edit]

David Marshall (Carbine) Williams


  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Godwin Presbyterian Church: the First Century", Edited by C.E.Taylor, May 16, 2004.