Lasker, North Carolina

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Lasker, North Carolina
Location of Lasker, North Carolina
Location of Lasker, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°21′0″N 77°18′20″W / 36.35000°N 77.30556°W / 36.35000; -77.30556Coordinates: 36°21′0″N 77°18′20″W / 36.35000°N 77.30556°W / 36.35000; -77.30556
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Northampton
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 85 ft (26 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 122
 • Density 81.9/sq mi (31.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27845
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-37000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1021101 [2]

Lasker is a town in Northampton County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 122 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Lasker is located at 36°21′0″N 77°18′20″W / 36.35000°N 77.30556°W / 36.35000; -77.30556. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land. It also has one private school in the town, called Northeast Academy.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 103 people, 48 households, and 33 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.9 people per square mile (31.6/km²). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 46.1 per square mile (17.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.35% White and 11.65% African American.

There were 48 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $51,432. There were 10.0% of families and 10.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 30.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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