Olivia, North Carolina

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Olivia is an unincorporated community centered in the Barbecue Township of Harnett County, North Carolina but also covering parts of Anderson Creek Township near the Lee County line. It is a part of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, which is also a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.

History[edit]

Olivia was originally named "Rock Branch" and was founded circa 1865 but the name was changed in 1913 to honor W.J. Olive, who introduced Flue-cured tobacco to the community (Powell 1968, p. 365).

Demographics[edit]

Olivia's Zip Code Tabulation Area (Zip Code 28368) has a population of about 443 as of the 2000 census. The population is 50.6% male and 49.4% female. About 83.1% of the population is white, 11.1% African-American, 5.8% Hispanic, 0.9% Asian, and 2.8% of other races. 1.8% of people are two or more races and there are no American Indians.

The median household income is $20,500 with 31.3% of the population living below the poverty line.

Notable residents[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°21′35″N 79°06′35″W / 35.3596014°N 79.1097466°W / 35.3596014; -79.1097466