Littleton, North Carolina

Littleton is a town in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 674 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Littleton, North Carolina
Downtown Littleton along U.S. Route 158, January 2019
Downtown Littleton along U.S. Route 158, January 2019
Location of Littleton, North Carolina
Location of Littleton, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°26′04″N 77°54′40″W / 36.43444°N 77.91111°W / 36.43444; -77.91111
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Land0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation381 ft (116 m)
 • Total559
 • Density587.80/sq mi (226.93/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code252
FIPS code37-38680[3]
GNIS feature ID2406026[2]

History Edit

Littleton was named after William Little, a state senator at the time of founding. In 1882, Littleton College for women was founded with an initial enrollment of eleven students. The college became relatively successful with a peak enrollment of 285 in 1908. On January 22, 1919, the college was destroyed by fire, and without an endowment, it was never rebuilt.[4]

Person's Ordinary and St. Alban's Episcopal Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5][6]

Originally Littleton was divided between the counties of Warren and Halifax, but on July 1, 1974, an election was made to make Littleton only to be a part of Halifax County.

Little Manor and the Dr. Charles and Susan Skinner House and Outbuildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Geography Edit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

Demographics Edit

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 692 people, 333 households, and 201 families residing in the town. The population density was 720.5 people per square mile (278.2 people/km2). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 393.6 per square mile (152.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 54.34% White, 42.77% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 1.16% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 333 households, out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% were married couples living together, 20.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 68.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,182, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $29,583 versus $22,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,901. About 19.1% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions Edit

Littleton is home to the Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum, AKA Bigfoot Museum.[8]

Notable people Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Littleton, North Carolina
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ Gone But Not Forgotten - North Carolina's Educational Past - Littleton College
  5. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ National Park Service NRHP new listings week of April 29, 2011
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum
  9. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1967.