Rural Hall, North Carolina

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Rural Hall, North Carolina
Town
Location of Rural Hall, North Carolina
Location of Rural Hall, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°13′56″N 80°17′37″W / 36.23222°N 80.29361°W / 36.23222; -80.29361Coordinates: 36°13′56″N 80°17′37″W / 36.23222°N 80.29361°W / 36.23222; -80.29361
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Forsyth
Area
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)
 • Land 2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,937
 • Density 1,048.9/sq mi (407.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 27000-27099
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-58360[1]
GNIS feature ID 0993810[2]
Website ruralhall.govoffice.com

Rural Hall is a town in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. It is a part of the Piedmont Triad. The population was 2,937 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Rural Hall is located at 36°13′56″N 80°17′37″W / 36.23222°N 80.29361°W / 36.23222; -80.29361 (36.232337, -80.293743)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,464 people, 1,081 households, and 705 families residing in the town. The population density was 892.0 people per square mile (344.7/km²). There were 1,160 housing units at an average density of 420.0 per square mile (162.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.38% White, 12.26% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 6.82% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.32% of the population.

There were 1,081 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,477, and the median income for a family was $46,116. Males had a median income of $31,939 versus $26,435 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,593. About 6.6% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

The earliest settler apparently was Ludwig Bitting, former Hessian soldier in British General Cornwallis's army, who liked the area when passing through and returned after the American Revolution to settle. His descendants still live in the county. Another early settler was Johann Adam Geiger (Kiger) who donated 102 acres (0.41 km2) to the Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church which still serves the community today. The town developed after the Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad erected a train station in 1887.[4]

Rural Hall now is the operational center of the Yadkin Valley Railroad and many of the Yadkin Valley locomotives can be found idling there when not working.

Restaurants[edit]

  • Coronet Seafood Restaurant
  • Frank's Restaurant
  • Hardee's
  • King's Hot Dogs
  • Little Italy Pizza
  • Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
  • McDonald's
  • Monte De Rey Mexican Restaurant

Churches[edit]

  • Antioch United Methodist
  • Bethel Methodist
  • Faith United Methodist
  • First Baptist Church of Rural Hall
  • Freedom Baptist
  • Grace Baptist
  • Jefferson Church of Christ
  • Kingswood United Methodist
  • Mizpah Moravian
  • Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran
  • Northridge Baptist
  • Rural Hall Church of Christ
  • Rural Hall Church of God
  • Rural Hall Moravian
  • St. James United Methodist

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Powell, William S. The North Carolina Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places, Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1968.