Maiden, North Carolina
|Maiden, North Carolina|
|Motto: "a town with a future"|
|• Mayor||Robert L. Smyre|
|• Total||5.524 sq mi (12.4 km2)|
|• Land||5.524 sq mi (12.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||899 ft (274 m)|
|• Density||602.3/sq mi (267.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0989240|
Maiden is a town in Catawba and Lincoln counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Maiden is known as "The Biggest Little Football Town in the World". The population was 3,327 at the 2010 census.
Maiden is also known for being home to Apple's "Cloud" Data Center, covering 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2), that stores information that can be sent/received through iCloud. In May 2012, Apple announced it would generate 60 percent of the Maiden facility’s power itself, through a large deployment of fuel cells at the site and a 100-acre solar farm, with an additional 150-acre site, two miles away.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.524 square miles (12.4 km²), of which, 5.523 square miles (12.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.84%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,327 people, 1,187 households, and 848 families residing in the town. The population density was 602.3 people per square mile (267.9/km²). There were 1,258 housing units at an average density of 265.8 per square mile (102.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.04% White, 14.72% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 2.71% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.73% of the population.
There were 1,187 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $29,695 versus $21,594 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,026. About 7.6% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Apple Data Center Will Be Totally Green by 2013". BloombergBusinessWeek. May 17, 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.