Delco, North Carolina

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Delco, North Carolina
Census-designated place
Delco is located in North Carolina
Delco is located in the US
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°18′56″N 78°13′28″W / 34.31556°N 78.22444°W / 34.31556; -78.22444Coordinates: 34°18′56″N 78°13′28″W / 34.31556°N 78.22444°W / 34.31556; -78.22444
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Columbus
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 348
 • Density 230/sq mi (88.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28436
FIPS code 37-16780[1]
GNIS feature ID 1019945[2]

Delco (formerly Brinkly and Pershing) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 348 at the 2010 census.[3]


Delco is located near the eastern tip of Columbus County, at an elevation of 49 feet (15 m). Combined U.S. Routes 74 and 76 (the four-lane Andrew Jackson Highway) passes through the center of the community, leading east 18 miles (29 km) to Wilmington and west 28 miles (45 km) to Whiteville, the Columbus County seat. North Carolina Highway 87 leads northwest from Delco 32 miles (51 km) to Elizabethtown.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Delco CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.[3]

Acme Delco Middle School, home of the Trojans, is located in Delco.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Delco CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 2, 2015.