Mocksville, North Carolina
|Mocksville, North Carolina|
Davie County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, September 2013
Location of Mocksville, North Carolina
|• Total||6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)|
|• Land||6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||889 ft (271 m)|
|• Density||732.0/sq mi (283.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1021506|
Mocksville was incorporated as a town in 1839.
George E. Barnhardt House, Boxwood Lodge, Cana Store and Post Office, Jesse Clement House, Cooleemee, Davie County Courthouse, Davie County Jail, Downtown Mocksville Historic District, Hinton Rowan Helper House, Hodges Business College, McGuire-Setzer House, North Main Street Historic District (Mocksville, North Carolina), and Salisbury Street Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Mocksville is located at (35.896320, -80.561926).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.9 square miles (18 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,178 people, 1,627 households, and 1,067 families residing in the town. The population density was 607.2 people per square mile (234.5/km²). There were 1,781 housing units at an average density of 258.8 per square mile (99.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 76.14% White, 17.76% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.83% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.07% of the population.
There were 1,627 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,407, and the median income for a family was $42,357. Males had a median income of $31,540 versus $23,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,703. About 9.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.
- Daniel Boone, lived near Mocksville 1750-59, his father, Squire Boone, was the Justice of the Peace for Mocksville. Both his parents, Squire and Sarah Boone, are buried in Mocksville in Joppa cemetery. Their graves can still be visited today.
- Hinton Rowan Helper, abolitionist and author of The Impending Crisis of the South. His residence in Mocksville, Hinton Rowan Helper House, is now a monument.
- Thomas Ferebee, bombardier on the Enola Gay during the Bombing of Hiroshima.
- Joe Gibbs, Hall of Fame NFL coach and NASCAR team owner.
- Bob Gosse, a film producer and director.
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