Waco, North Carolina

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Waco, North Carolina
Town
Location of Waco, North Carolina
Location of Waco, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°21′43″N 81°25′45″W / 35.36194°N 81.42917°W / 35.36194; -81.42917Coordinates: 35°21′43″N 81°25′45″W / 35.36194°N 81.42917°W / 35.36194; -81.42917
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cleveland
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 925 ft (282 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 321
 • Density 408.2/sq mi (157.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28169
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-70320[1]
GNIS feature ID 0996655[2]

Waco is a town in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 321 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Waco has been in operation since 1880.[3] The town was named after Waco, Texas.[4]

Geography[edit]

Waco is located at 35°21′43″N 81°25′45″W / 35.36194°N 81.42917°W / 35.36194; -81.42917 (35.362026, -81.429113).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 105
1900 160 52.4%
1910 185 15.6%
1920 189 2.2%
1930 176 −6.9%
1940 281 59.7%
1950 310 10.3%
1960 256 −17.4%
1970 245 −4.3%
1980 322 31.4%
1990 320 −0.6%
2000 328 2.5%
2010 321 −2.1%
Est. 2015 318 [6] −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 328 people, 134 households, and 92 families residing in the town. The population density was 408.2 people per square mile (158.3/km²). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 180.5 per square mile (70.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.49% White, 18.29% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.30% Pacific Islander, and 0.61% from two or more races.

There were 134 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% 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 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,031, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,081. About 9.1% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and none 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. ^ "Cleveland County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Patterson, U. L.; Hambright, Barry E. (2000). Shelby and Cleveland County, North Carolina. Arcadia Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-7385-0610-4. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.