Wallace, North Carolina

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Wallace, North Carolina
Motto: "Pleasant...Progressive...Prosperous"
Wallace, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Wallace, North Carolina
Wallace, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°44′14″N 77°59′41″W / 34.73722°N 77.99472°W / 34.73722; -77.99472Coordinates: 34°44′14″N 77°59′41″W / 34.73722°N 77.99472°W / 34.73722; -77.99472
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Duplin,
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,880
 • Density 1,299.5/sq mi (501.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28466
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-70720[1]
GNIS feature ID 1025771[2]
Website http://www.townofwallace.com

Wallace is a town in Duplin and Pender Counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 3,880 at the 2010 census.

The Pender County portion of Wallace is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The W. Stokes Boney House, Isaac M. Powers House, and Wallace Commercial Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


Wallace is located at 34°44′14″N 77°59′41″W / 34.73722°N 77.99472°W / 34.73722; -77.99472 (34.737248, -77.994627).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), all land. Wallace's Mayor is Charlie Farrior


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,344 people, 1,329 households, and 862 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,299.5 people per square mile (502.4/km²). There were 1,440 housing units at an average density of 559.6 per square mile (216.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 55.65% White, 28.26% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 14.06% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.18% of the population.

There were 1,329 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,422, and the median income for a family was $33,413. Males had a median income of $29,226 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,380. About 18.8% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 26.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

  • 710 AM / 100.5 FM WEGG Surge Radio - Adult Top 40 & Dance Hits (AM tower in Rose Hill on Highway 117, FM tower near River Landing in Wallace)
  • 90.9 FM WGXO Go Mix! - Southern Gospel (tower located near River Landing in Wallace, operates on same tower as 100.5 FM)
  • 94.3 FM WZKB La Mega - Regional Mexican (tower located near Stockyards in Wallace)


  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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.