Davie County, North Carolina
|Davie County, North Carolina|
Davie County Courthouse
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
|Named for||William R. Davie|
|• Total||267 sq mi (692 km2)|
|• Land||264 sq mi (684 km2)|
|• Water||3.0 sq mi (8 km2), 1.1%|
|• Density||156/sq mi (60/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC−5/−4|
The county was formed in 1836 from Rowan County. It was named for William R. Davie, 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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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.
- Shady Grove
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.
Politics, law and government
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 support for Britain’s World War II effort by the county’s population – which is predominantly of British ancestry.
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.
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