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Gatesville, North Carolina

Gatesville is a town in Gates County, North Carolina, United States.[3] The population was 321 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Gates County.[4]

Gatesville, North Carolina
Location of Gatesville, North Carolina
Location of Gatesville, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°24′13″N 76°45′11″W / 36.40361°N 76.75306°W / 36.40361; -76.75306Coordinates: 36°24′13″N 76°45′11″W / 36.40361°N 76.75306°W / 36.40361; -76.75306
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyGates
Area
 • Total0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Land0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
23 ft (7 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total321
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
305
 • Density800/sq mi (290/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27938
Area code(s)252
FIPS code37-25680[2]
GNIS feature ID1025334[3]

HistoryEdit

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1870156
188018719.9%
189023224.1%
1900200−13.8%
19102031.5%
1930320
1940297−7.2%
19503238.8%
196046042.4%
1970338−26.5%
19803637.4%
1990308−15.2%
2000281−8.8%
201032114.2%
Est. 2016305[1]−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 281 people, 117 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 675.8 people per square mile (258.3/km²). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 341.5 per square mile (130.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.54% White, 11.03% African American, 0.36% Native American, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 117 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $49,375, and the median income for a family was $62,500. Males had a median income of $40,625 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,190. About 2.8% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.8% of those sixty five or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gatesville
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 135.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/29/11 through 9/02/11. National Park Service. 2011-09-09.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015.