Walstonburg, North Carolina

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Walstonburg, North Carolina
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Location of Walstonburg, North Carolina
Location of Walstonburg, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°35′43″N 77°41′52″W / 35.59528°N 77.69778°W / 35.59528; -77.69778Coordinates: 35°35′43″N 77°41′52″W / 35.59528°N 77.69778°W / 35.59528; -77.69778
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total0.41 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Land0.41 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
112 ft (34 m)
 • Total219
 • Estimate 
 • Density511.06/sq mi (197.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)252
FIPS code37-70860[3]
GNIS feature ID1024485[4]

Walstonburg is a town in Greene County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 219 at the 2010 census.[5] It is located north of Snow Hill on North Carolina Highway 91. The town is part of the Greenville Metropolitan Area.


The Titus W. Carr House and Speight-Bynum House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]


Walstonburg is located in northern Greene County at 35°35′43″N 77°41′52″W / 35.59528°N 77.69778°W / 35.59528; -77.69778 (35.595187, -77.697724).[7] North Carolina Highway 91 leads south 10 miles (16 km) to Snow Hill, the Greene County seat, and north 1 mile (1.6 km) to U.S. Route 264 Alternate, which in turn leads east 22 miles (35 km) to Greenville and northwest 15 miles (24 km) to Wilson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Walstonburg has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.05 km2), all of it land.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)208[2]−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 224 people, 91 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 546.5 people per square mile (210.9/km2). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 246.4 per square mile (95.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.25% White, 15.62% African American, 2.23% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.

There were 91 households, out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,875, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $24,063 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,571. About 11.1% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.9% of those 65 or over.


The town is served by the Greene County Public School system with five schools located in nearby Snow Hill.


The closest airport to Walstonburg is Pitt-Greenville Airport (IATA: PGV, ICAO: KPGV, FAA LID: PGV) with service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, although most residents use Raleigh-Durham International Airport for domestic and international travel.

Highways that run through the area include NC 121 and NC 91. The closest interstate is I-95, located 17 miles (27 km) to the west in Wilson.

Notable inhabitants[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Walstonburg town, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2017.[dead link]
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Theodore 'Blue' Edwards leaves a constant reminder" The East Carolinian. Retrieved 2014-5-20.

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