Faith, North Carolina

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Faith, North Carolina
Town
Location of Faith, North Carolina
Location of Faith, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°35′12″N 80°27′40″W / 35.58667°N 80.46111°W / 35.58667; -80.46111Coordinates: 35°35′12″N 80°27′40″W / 35.58667°N 80.46111°W / 35.58667; -80.46111
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Rowan
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 807
 • Density 710.2/sq mi (274.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28041
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-22600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1020206[2]
Website www.faithnc.com

Faith is a town in Rowan County, North Carolina, incorporated in 1903. The population was 807 at the 2010 census.

Since 1946, the town has hosted a Fourth of July celebration that has become notably large for a town of its population – running for several days and drawing visitors from many states. The Faith Fourth achieved national visibility in 1992, when President George H. W. Bush not only made a speech praising small town virtues, but also participated in the traditional Fourth of July softball game.

History[edit]

Shuping's Mill Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[3]

Geography[edit]

Faith is located at 35°35′12″N 80°27′40″W / 35.58667°N 80.46111°W / 35.58667; -80.46111 (35.586803, −80.461162).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 352
1920 348 −1.1%
1930 431 23.9%
1940 449 4.2%
1950 490 9.1%
1960 494 0.8%
1970 506 2.4%
1980 552 9.1%
1990 553 0.2%
2000 695 25.7%
2010 807 16.1%
Est. 2015 811 [5] 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 695 people, 276 households, and 210 families residing in the town. The population density was 710.2 people per square mile (273.8/km²). There were 308 housing units at an average density of 314.7 per square mile (121.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.83% White, 3.17% African American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.14% of the population.

There were 276 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $47,969. Males had a median income of $32,303 versus $24,559 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,207. About 6.5% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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