Rhodhiss, North Carolina

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Rhodhiss, North Carolina
Town
Location of Rhodhiss, North Carolina
Location of Rhodhiss, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°46′13″N 81°25′58″W / 35.77028°N 81.43278°W / 35.77028; -81.43278Coordinates: 35°46′13″N 81°25′58″W / 35.77028°N 81.43278°W / 35.77028; -81.43278
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Burke, Caldwell
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,070
 • Density 904/sq mi (348.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28667
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-56240[1]
GNIS feature ID 1022237[2]
Website www.main.nc.us/townofrhodhiss

Rhodhiss is a town in Caldwell and Burke counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 1,070 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 366 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Rhodhiss is located in eastern Burke County and southern Caldwell County at 35°46′13″N 81°25′58″W / 35.77028°N 81.43278°W / 35.77028; -81.43278 (35.770280, -81.432903).[4] It is bordered to the north by the town of Granite Falls. The Catawba River runs through the center of the town, which is located just east (downstream) of Rhodhiss Dam. One bridge crosses the river in the town, leading north as Caldwell Drive to Granite Falls, and leading south as Burke Street towards Icard and Connelly Springs.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), of which 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 5.85%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 366 people, 170 households, and 112 families residing in the town. The population density was 374.5 people per square mile (144.2/km²). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 192.3 per square mile (74.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.18% White, 0.55% African American, 0.27% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 170 households out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% 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 2.62.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,875, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $27,614 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,165. About 5.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 28.4% of those age 65 or over.

Interesting facts[edit]

  • The material of the U.S. flag that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin erected on the first visit to the Moon in 1969 was woven at Burlington Mills in Rhodhiss.[5]

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