Seaboard, North Carolina

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Seaboard, North Carolina
Location of Seaboard, North Carolina
Location of Seaboard, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°29′22″N 77°26′21″W / 36.48944°N 77.43917°W / 36.48944; -77.43917Coordinates: 36°29′22″N 77°26′21″W / 36.48944°N 77.43917°W / 36.48944; -77.43917
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Northampton
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 135 ft (41 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 632
 • Density 676.6/sq mi (261.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27876
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-59980[1]
GNIS feature ID 0994451[2]

Seaboard is a township in Northampton County, North Carolina, United States, created as a company town by the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad about 10 miles northeast of Weldon, North Carolina in the mid-1840s as a place for railroad employees live.[3]

The population was 632 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.


The Seaboard Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[4]


Seaboard is located at 36°29′22″N 77°26′21″W / 36.48944°N 77.43917°W / 36.48944; -77.43917 (36.489488, -77.439255).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 695 people, 300 households, and 183 families residing in the town. The population density was 676.6 people per square mile (260.5/km²). There were 338 housing units at an average density of 329.1 per square mile (126.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 27.48% White, 71.22% African American, 0.29% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 300 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.7% were married couples living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 75.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 63.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,500, and the median income for a family was $31,719. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $20,104 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,973. About 24.0% of families and 27.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 31.4% of those age 65 or over.

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  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. ^ "The Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Through The Heart Of The South". 
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.