Winfall, North Carolina

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Winfall, North Carolina
Town
Main Street in Winfall after the 2015 Valentine's Day blizzard
Main Street in Winfall after the 2015 Valentine's Day blizzard
Motto: "Forward With Integrity"
Location of Winfall, North Carolina
Location of Winfall, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°12′52″N 76°27′24″W / 36.21444°N 76.45667°W / 36.21444; -76.45667Coordinates: 36°12′52″N 76°27′24″W / 36.21444°N 76.45667°W / 36.21444; -76.45667
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Perquimans
Incorporated 1887
Government
 • Mayor Frederick Yates
Area
 • Total 2.1 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 594
 • Density 259.0/sq mi (100.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27985
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-74720[1]
GNIS feature ID 1023283[2]

Winfall is a town in Perquimans County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 594 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Elizabeth City, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

An unused soybean field in Winfall

History[edit]

The Winfall Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[3]

Geography[edit]

Winfall is located at 36°12′52″N 76°27′24″W / 36.21444°N 76.45667°W / 36.21444; -76.45667 (36.214551, -76.456758).[4]

Winfall (along with Hertford) is considered to be on the southwestern-most fringe of Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area, and many local residents commute frequently to and from the Seven Cities region for work, shopping, and leisure.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) of it is land and 0.47% is water. It is located strategically upon the Perquimans River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 222
1910 289 30.2%
1920 288 −0.3%
1930 426 47.9%
1940 160 −62.4%
1950 421 163.1%
1960 269 −36.1%
1970 581 116.0%
1980 634 9.1%
1990 501 −21.0%
2000 554 10.6%
2010 594 7.2%
Est. 2015 600 [6] 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 554 people, 234 households, and 153 families residing in the town. The population density was 259.0 people per square mile (100.0/km²). There were 276 housing units at an average density of 129.0 per square mile (49.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 61.73% White, 37.73% African American, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 234 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,386, and the median income for a family was $30,417. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $17,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,587. About 12.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 18.1% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Region Redefined to Include Gates County, NC". Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  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. 

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