Rose Hill, North Carolina

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Rose Hill, North Carolina
Town
Rose Hill is located in North Carolina
Rose Hill
Rose Hill
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°49′33″N 78°1′33″W / 34.82583°N 78.02583°W / 34.82583; -78.02583Coordinates: 34°49′33″N 78°1′33″W / 34.82583°N 78.02583°W / 34.82583; -78.02583
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Duplin
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,626
 • Density 1,132/sq mi (437.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28458
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-57860[1]
GNIS feature ID 0993696[2]
Website townofrosehillnc.com

Rose Hill is a town in Duplin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,626 at the 2010 census.[3] Rose Hill claims to be the home of the world's largest frying pan.[4]

History[edit]

A post office called Rose Hill was established in 1872.[5] The town was named for the abundance of wild roses near the original town site.[6]

Geography[edit]

Rose Hill is located in southwestern Duplin County at 34°49′33″N 78°1′33″W / 34.82583°N 78.02583°W / 34.82583; -78.02583 (34.825767, -78.025901).[7] U.S. Route 117 passes through the center of town, leading north 12 miles (19 km) to Warsaw and south 7 miles (11 km) to Wallace. Interstate 40 passes just east of the town, with access from Exits 384 and 385. It leads south 49 miles (79 km) to Wilmington and north 84 miles (135 km) to Raleigh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Rose Hill has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 364
1920 516 41.8%
1930 554 7.4%
1940 727 31.2%
1950 896 23.2%
1960 1,292 44.2%
1970 1,448 12.1%
1980 1,508 4.1%
1990 1,287 −14.7%
2000 1,330 3.3%
2010 1,626 22.3%
Est. 2014 1,680 [8] 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,330 people, 542 households, and 377 families residing in the town. The population density was 969.4 people per square mile (374.8/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 433.0 per square mile (167.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.93% White, 25.26% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 9.92% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.74% of the population.

There were 542 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,794, and the median income for a family was $36,786. Males had a median income of $27,171 versus $17,411 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,943. About 15.7% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.2% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rose Hill town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Rose Hill, North Carolina: World's Largest Frying Pan". Roadside America. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Duplin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Proffitt, Martie (Apr 17, 1983). "Local history offers tasty tidbits". Star-News. pp. 8C. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ 'North Carolina Manual 1991-1992,' Biographical Sketch of Aaron Fussell, pg. 375

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