Vass, North Carolina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vass, North Carolina
Town
Seaboard St. in Vass
Seaboard St. in Vass
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Moore County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 35°15′23″N 79°16′51″W / 35.25639°N 79.28083°W / 35.25639; -79.28083Coordinates: 35°15′23″N 79°16′51″W / 35.25639°N 79.28083°W / 35.25639; -79.28083
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Moore
Incorporated 1907
Government
 • Mayor Eddie Callahan
Area
 • Total 3.0 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Land 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 720
 • Estimate (2012) 722
 • Density 240/sq mi (91.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28394
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-69840[1]
GNIS feature ID 1023075[2]

Vass is a town in Moore County, North Carolina in the United States. The population was 750 at the 2000 census. Vass grew up along the railroad in the late 19th century. It was originally named Bynum and later Winder before being established as Vass in 1892. The town was incorporated in 1907.[3]

Geography[edit]

Vass is located at 35°15′23″N 79°16′51″W / 35.25639°N 79.28083°W / 35.25639; -79.28083 (35.256450, -79.280970).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.66%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 750 people, 304 households, and 207 families residing in the town. The population density was 247.8 people per square mile (95.6/km²). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 116.0 per square mile (44.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.07% White, 17.33% African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 2.13% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.53% of the population.

There were 304 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $33,250. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,165. About 14.4% of families and 23.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "Vass". SandhillsNC.com. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

External links[edit]