White Lake, North Carolina

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White Lake, North Carolina
White Lake at dusk
White Lake at dusk
White Lake is located in North Carolina
White Lake
White Lake
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°37′56″N 78°29′53″W / 34.63222°N 78.49806°W / 34.63222; -78.49806Coordinates: 34°37′56″N 78°29′53″W / 34.63222°N 78.49806°W / 34.63222; -78.49806
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Bladen
 • Mayor H. Goldston Womble, Jr.
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 802
 • Density 815/sq mi (314.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28337
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-73300[1]
GNIS feature ID 1023198[2]
Website www.whitelakenc.org

White Lake is a town in Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 802 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 529 at the 2000 census.


White Lake is located at 34°37′56″N 78°29′53″W / 34.63222°N 78.49806°W / 34.63222; -78.49806 (34.632215, -78.498148).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2), of which 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), or 62.51%, is water,[3] consisting of the freshwater lake for which the town is named.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 529 people, 238 households, and 149 families residing in the town. The population density was 593.1 people per square mile (229.5/km²). There were 1,060 housing units at an average density of 1,188.5 per square mile (459.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.25% White, 3.59% African American, 0.57% Asian, 3.01% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.40% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,375, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,446. About 9.9% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): White Lake town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
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