Buies Creek, North Carolina

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Buies Creek, North Carolina
CDP
Location of Buies Creek, North Carolina
Location of Buies Creek, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°24′37″N 78°44′20″W / 35.41028°N 78.73889°W / 35.41028; -78.73889Coordinates: 35°24′37″N 78°44′20″W / 35.41028°N 78.73889°W / 35.41028; -78.73889
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Harnett
Area
 • Total 2.28 sq mi (5.90 km2)
 • Land 2.27 sq mi (5.88 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 213 ft (65 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,942
 • Density 1,296.0/sq mi (500.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27506
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-08760[1]
GNIS feature ID 0982191[2]

Buies /ˈbs/ [3] Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Neills Creek Township of Harnett County, North Carolina, United States and is the home of Campbell University. The population was 2,942 at the 2010 census, up from 2,215 in 2000. Buies Creek is a part of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, which is also a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.

History[edit]

The James Archibald Campbell House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[4]

Incorporation[edit]

The tiny wooded hamlet of Buies Creek was incorporated by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1914. The town charter was repealed in 1967.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.28 square miles (5.9 km2), of which, 2.27 square miles (5.9 km2) of it is land and 0.44% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 2,942 people, 577 households, and 232 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,296.0 people per square mile (500.3/km²). There were 699 housing units at an average density of 307.9 per square mile (118.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.3% White, 14.8% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.9% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 577 households out of which 15.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 59.8% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 4.3% under the age of 14, 32.4% from 15 to 19, 42.0% from 20 to 24, 9.0% from 25 to 44, 7.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 80.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

As of the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS), the median income for a household in the CDP was $31,959, and the median income for a family was $51,106. Males had a median income of $9,625 versus $11,908 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,301. As of the 2010 ACS, about 12.0% of families and 38.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over. It is also the home of many farms.

Colleges and universities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Paul Green, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
  • Rhett James McLaughlin, part of the Internet entertainment and advertising duo Rhett and Link. (Born in Macon, Georgia)
  • Charles Lincoln "Link" Neal III , part of the Internet entertainment and advertising duo Rhett and Link. (Born in Buies Creek)

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. ^ Talk Like A Tarheel, from the North Carolina Collection's website at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  4. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ 1967 Session Laws of North Carolina, Chapter 1145 (accessed 14 February 2007)