Sandyfield, North Carolina

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Sandyfield, North Carolina
Sandyfield is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°21′58″N 78°18′17″W / 34.36611°N 78.30472°W / 34.36611; -78.30472Coordinates: 34°21′58″N 78°18′17″W / 34.36611°N 78.30472°W / 34.36611; -78.30472
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Columbus
 • Mayor Garry A. Keaton
 • Total 3.5 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 447
 • Density 98.8/sq mi (38.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 37-59135[1]
GNIS feature ID 1699799[2]

Sandyfield is a town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 447 at the 2010 census.


Sandyfield is located at 34°21′58″N 78°18′17″W / 34.36611°N 78.30472°W / 34.36611; -78.30472 (34.366179, -78.304704).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it is land and 0.29% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 340 people, 115 households, and 90 families residing in the town. The population density was 98.8 people per square mile (38.2/km²). There were 135 housing units at an average density of 39.2 per square mile (15.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 8.82% White, 86.76% African American, 0.59% Native American, 2.06% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.06% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 21.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,938, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,521. About 14.6% of families and 20.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.6% of those under age 18 and 27.5% of those age 65 or over.