Davie County, North Carolina

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Davie County, North Carolina
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Davie County Courthouse
Seal of Davie County, North Carolina
Seal
Map of North Carolina highlighting Davie County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Named for William R. Davie
Seat Mocksville
Largest town Mocksville
Area
 • Total 267 sq mi (692 km2)
 • Land 264 sq mi (684 km2)
 • Water 3.0 sq mi (8 km2), 1.1%
Population
 • (2010) 41,240
 • Density 156/sq mi (60/km²)
Congressional district 13th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.davie.nc.us

Davie County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,240.[1] Its county seat is Mocksville.[2]

Davie County is included in the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The county was formed in 1836 from Rowan County. It was named for William R. Davie,[3] Governor of North Carolina from 1798 to 1799. 1,147 soldiers from Davie County fought in the American Civil War for the Confederate States of America.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 267 square miles (690 km2), of which 264 square miles (680 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (1.1%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]


Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 7,574
1850 7,866 3.9%
1860 8,494 8.0%
1870 9,620 13.3%
1880 11,096 15.3%
1890 11,621 4.7%
1900 12,115 4.3%
1910 13,394 10.6%
1920 13,578 1.4%
1930 14,386 6.0%
1940 14,909 3.6%
1950 15,420 3.4%
1960 16,728 8.5%
1970 18,855 12.7%
1980 24,599 30.5%
1990 27,859 13.3%
2000 34,835 25.0%
2010 41,240 18.4%
Est. 2015 41,753 [6] 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9]
1990–2000[10] 2010–2013[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 34,835 people, 13,750 households, and 10,257 families residing in the county. The population density was 131 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 14,953 housing units at an average density of 56 per square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.44% White, 6.80% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,750 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,174, and the median income for a family was $47,699. Males had a median income of $33,179 versus $24,632 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,359. About 6.40% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.20% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.


Communities[edit]

Map of Davie County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Calahaln
  • Clarksville
  • Farmington
  • Fulton
  • Jerusalem
  • Mocksville
  • Shady Grove

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Wine region[edit]

Portions of Davie County are located in the Yadkin Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area. Wines made from grapes grown in the Yadkin Valley AVA may use the appellation Yadkin Valley on their labels.

Census-designated place[edit]

Politics, law and government[edit]

Davie County vote
by party in presidential elections
[12][13]
Year Republican Democrat
2016 71.7% 15,602 24.2% 5,270
2012 71.1% 14,687 27.8% 5,735
2008 68.6% 13,981 30.3% 6,178
2004 74.2% 12,372 25.3% 4,233
2000 72.8% 10,184 26.1% 3,651
1996 64.5% 8,141 27.9% 3,525
1992 54.9% 6,796 29.7% 3,675
1988 71.4% 7,988 28.3% 3,166
1984 73.7% 8,201 26.2% 2,911
1980 63.8% 6,302 33.3% 3,289
1976 56.4% 4,772 43.0% 3,635
1972 75.7% 5,613 21.3% 1,578
1968 49.0% 3,866 19.1% 1,502
1964 59.1% 4,460 40.9% 3,086
1960 66.0% 4,788 34.0% 2,471
1956 68.5% 4,599 31.5% 2,110
1952 62.5% 4,010 37.5% 2,406
1948 54.0% 2,679 38.7% 1,917
1944 58.9% 3,244 41.1% 2,266
1940 46.6% 2,532 53.4% 2,896
1936 50.3% 2,502 49.7% 2,476
1932 50.5% 2,473 48.6% 2,381
1928 73.2% 2,959 26.8% 1,085
1924 59.6% 2,672 40.1% 1,795
1920 61.5% 2,591 38.5% 1,624

Davie is a strongly Republican county, being one of seven North Carolina counties to be won by Alf Landon in 1936, and one of thirteen to be carried by Barry Goldwater in 1964. The only Democrat to win the county since World War I has been Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940, when he was aided by FDR’s support for Britain’s World War II effort by the county’s population – which is predominantly of British ancestry.[14]

Davie County is a member of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. In the North Carolina Senate, it is part of the 34th Senate District, represented by Republican Andrew C. Brock. In the North Carolina House of Representatives, Davie County is part of the 79th District represented by Republican Julia C. Howard.

Notable people[edit]

USA Today Bestselling Author, Nancy Naigle. www.NancyNaigle.com

Major highways[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 101. 
  4. ^ The Civil War Roster for Davie County, North Carolina. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of United States Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  13. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 324-333 ISBN 0405077114
  14. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 67-68 ISBN 0786422173

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°56′N 80°32′W / 35.93°N 80.54°W / 35.93; -80.54