Wrightsboro, North Carolina

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Wrightsboro, North Carolina
CDP
Location of Wrightsboro, North Carolina
Location of Wrightsboro, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°17′29″N 77°55′34″W / 34.29139°N 77.92611°W / 34.29139; -77.92611Coordinates: 34°17′29″N 77°55′34″W / 34.29139°N 77.92611°W / 34.29139; -77.92611
Country United States
State North Carolina
County New Hanover
Area
 • Total 10.7 sq mi (27.8 km2)
 • Land 10.7 sq mi (27.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 5,323
 • Density 418.9/sq mi (161.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 37-75780[1]
GNIS feature ID 1023331[2]

Wrightsboro is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Hanover County, North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2007 census, the CDP population was 5323. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Wrightsboro is located at 34°17′29″N 77°55′34″W / 34.29139°N 77.92611°W / 34.29139; -77.92611 (34.291425, -77.926063).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.7 square miles (28 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,496 people, 1,777 households, and 1,284 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 418.9 people per square mile (161.8/km²). There were 1,897 housing units at an average density of 176.7/sq mi (68.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 63.99% White, 33.59% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

There were 1,777 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,876, and the median income for a family was $40,327. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $24,173 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,681. About 6.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% 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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.