Angier, North Carolina

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Angier, North Carolina
Angier, North Carolina.jpg
Official seal of Angier, North Carolina
"Town of Crepe Myrtles"
Location in North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°30′31″N 78°44′15″W / 35.50861°N 78.73750°W / 35.50861; -78.73750Coordinates: 35°30′31″N 78°44′15″W / 35.50861°N 78.73750°W / 35.50861; -78.73750
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesHarnett, Wake
 • MayorLewis W. Weatherspoon
 • Total2.94 sq mi (7.62 km2)
 • Land2.91 sq mi (7.53 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
292 ft (89 m)
 • Total4,350
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,753/sq mi (676.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)919
FIPS code37-01400[2]
GNIS feature ID0980193[3]

Angier is a town in the Black River Township of Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,350 at the 2010 census and estimated as of 2018 to be 5,253. Angier is a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.


The Williams Grove School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[4]


Angier is located in northern Harnett County at 35° 30’31" North, 78° 44’15" West (35.508587, -78.737487).[5] A small portion of the town is in Wake County to the north. North Carolina Highway 55 (Raleigh Street) passes through the center of town, leading north 7 miles (11 km) to Fuquay-Varina and south 14 miles (23 km) to Erwin. Raleigh, the state capital, is 22 miles (35 km) to the north via NC-55 and U.S. Route 401. North Carolina Highway 210 (Depot Street) crosses Highway 55 in the center of Angier, leading east 10 miles (16 km) to Interstate 40 and southwest 9 miles (14 km) to Lillington, the Harnett county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Angier has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.6 km2), of which 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) are land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.18%, are water.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20185,253[1]20.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,419 people, 1,356 households, and 870 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,493.7 people per square mile (576.5/km²). There were 1,478 housing units at an average density of 645.7 per square mile (249.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.42% White, 23.37% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.23% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.17% of the population.

There were 1,356 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,849, and the median income for a family was $43,784. Males had a median income of $30,215 versus $26,028 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,985. About 10.6% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 30.4% of those age 65 or over.


  • McGee's Crossroads Elementary School
  • Angier Elementary School
  • North Harnett Primary School
  • Harnett Central Middle School
  • Harnett Central High School


Angier annually hosts the "Crepe Myrtle Festival", which attracts approximately 20,000 visitors.[8] The town calls itself "The Town of Crepe Myrtles".[9] Each summer Angier draws a crowd of motorcyclists and bike enthusiasts from across the region to downtown Angier to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of its annual Bike Fest event. The family-friendly event features live music, a bike show, a poker-run fund-raiser, exhibits and fun for people of all ages.[10]

Angier lies along the "Art Road and Farm Trail" through Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Johnston and Robeson counties.[11]

Notable persons[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Angier town, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Living in Angier North Carolina Archived 2015-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2001 Retified Bill, Resolution 2001-3, House Joint Resolution 273[permanent dead link], "A joint Resolution Honoring the Founders of the Town of Angier on the Town's 100th Anniversdary." Town of Angier became known as "The Town of the Crepe Myrtles" because the Angier Woman's Club planted crepe myrtles along the roadways in the 1930s.
  10. ^ Angier Bike Fest History Archived 2015-02-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ Homegrown Handmade: Angier Crepe Myrtle Celebration Archived 2015-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.

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