Ramseur, North Carolina

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Ramseur, North Carolina
Town
Location of Ramseur, North Carolina
Location of Ramseur, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°44′1″N 79°39′14″W / 35.73361°N 79.65389°W / 35.73361; -79.65389Coordinates: 35°44′1″N 79°39′14″W / 35.73361°N 79.65389°W / 35.73361; -79.65389
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,692
 • Density 995.2/sq mi (393.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27316
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-55040[1]
GNIS feature ID 1022142[2]
Website www.townoframseur.org

Ramseur is a town in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,692 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Ramseur is located at 35°44′1″N 79°39′14″W / 35.73361°N 79.65389°W / 35.73361; -79.65389 (35.733582, -79.653931).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.80%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 769
1910 1,022 32.9%
1920 1,014 −0.8%
1930 1,220 20.3%
1940 1,220 0.0%
1950 1,134 −7.0%
1960 1,258 10.9%
1970 1,328 5.6%
1980 1,162 −12.5%
1990 1,186 2.1%
2000 1,588 33.9%
2010 1,692 6.5%
Est. 2015 1,701 [4] 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,588 people, 652 households, and 444 families residing in the town. The population density was 968.0 people per square mile (373.9/km²). There were 697 housing units at an average density of 424.9 per square mile (164.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.67% White, 10.96% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 5.04% from other races, and 2.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.25% of the population.

There were 652 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,961, and the median income for a family was $42,153. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $20,848 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,411. About 10.2% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Ramseur was named for Stephen Dodson Ramseur, the youngest Confederate major general of the Civil War.

The Deep River-Columbia Manufacturing Company was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[6]

In film[edit]

Portions of the 1968 film Killers Three were shot in Ramseur and Coleridge areas, and many locals were cast as extras.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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