Maysville, North Carolina

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Maysville, North Carolina
Town
U.S. Route 17 in Maysville, March 2015
U.S. Route 17 in Maysville, March 2015
Motto(s): "Naturally Welcoming"[1]
Location of Maysville, North Carolina
Location of Maysville, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°54′16″N 77°13′44″W / 34.90444°N 77.22889°W / 34.90444; -77.22889Coordinates: 34°54′16″N 77°13′44″W / 34.90444°N 77.22889°W / 34.90444; -77.22889
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyJones
Area
 • Total0.70 sq mi (1.82 km2)
 • Land0.70 sq mi (1.82 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,019
 • Estimate (2016)[2]978
 • Density1,454/sq mi (561.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code28555
Area code(s)910
FIPS code37-42100[3]
GNIS feature ID1013382[4]
Websitewww.townofmaysville.org

Maysville is a town in Jones County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,019 at the 2010 census.[5] It is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Maysville derives its name from an early settler.[6]

Geography[edit]

Maysville is located in southeastern Jones County at 34°54′16″N 77°13′44″W / 34.90444°N 77.22889°W / 34.90444; -77.22889 (34.904581, -77.228969).[7] U.S. Route 17 passes through the center of town, leading north 21 miles (34 km) to New Bern and southwest 15 miles (24 km) to Jacksonville. North Carolina Highway 58 leads southeast from Maysville 20 miles (32 km) to Emerald Isle on the Atlantic coast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land. It is bordered to the east by Croatan National Forest. The White Oak River runs past the southern end of town.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
190098
1910345252.0%
192053655.4%
193079748.7%
1940732−8.2%
195081811.7%
19608929.0%
19709122.2%
1980877−3.8%
19908921.7%
20001,00212.3%
20101,0191.7%
Est. 2016978[2]−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

At the 2000 census,[3] there were 1,002 people, 389 households and 255 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,326.8 per square mile (509.0/km²). There were 483 housing units at an average density of 639.6 per square mile (245.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 40.82% White, 55.89% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.

There were 389 households of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 20.3% had a female householder with no husband present and 34.2% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.20.

30.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median household income was $27,750 and the median family income was $34,688. Males had a median income of $30,104 and females $19,048. The per capita income was $11,119. About 19.9% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

  • Maysville Elementary School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maysville". Town of Maysville. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Maysville town, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 203.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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