Parmele, North Carolina

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Parmele, North Carolina
Census-Designated Place
Location of Parmele, North Carolina
Location of Parmele, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°49′2″N 77°18′44″W / 35.81722°N 77.31222°W / 35.81722; -77.31222Coordinates: 35°49′2″N 77°18′44″W / 35.81722°N 77.31222°W / 35.81722; -77.31222
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Martin
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 278
 • Density 244.7/sq mi (94.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27861
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-50540[1]
GNIS feature ID 0991886[2]

Parmele is a census-designated place in Martin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 278 at the 2010 census. Parmele's first black mayor was James Pitt Sr.

Geography[edit]

Parmele is located at 35°49′2″N 77°18′44″W / 35.81722°N 77.31222°W / 35.81722; -77.31222 (35.817123, -77.312220).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 336
1910 272 −19.0%
1920 355 30.5%
1930 341 −3.9%
1940 417 22.3%
1950 406 −2.6%
1960 323 −20.4%
1970 373 15.5%
1980 484 29.8%
1990 321 −33.7%
2000 290 −9.7%
2010 278 −4.1%
Est. 2015 264 [4] −5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 290 people, 114 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density was 244.7 people per square mile (94.1/km²). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 112.2 per square mile (43.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 10.69% White, 85.86% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.34% Asian, and 2.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 114 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 25.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,179, and the median income for a family was $21,528. Males had a median income of $22,344 versus $16,964 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,976. About 28.0% of families and 29.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 28.0% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

Country music group, Parmalee best known for their single "Carolina" is from Parmele.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.