Lawndale, North Carolina

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Lawndale, North Carolina
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Main Street (NC 182)
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Location of Lawndale, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°24′54″N81°33′44″W / 35.41500°N 81.56222°W / 35.41500; -81.56222 Coordinates: 35°24′54″N81°33′44″W / 35.41500°N 81.56222°W / 35.41500; -81.56222
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cleveland
Area
[1]
  Total0.86 sq mi (2.22 km2)
  Land0.80 sq mi (2.08 km2)
  Water0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
846 ft (258 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total606
  Estimate 
(2019) [2]
592
  Density736.32/sq mi (284.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28090
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-37260 [3]
GNIS feature ID0988220 [4]

Lawndale is a town in Cleveland County, North Carolina, along the First Broad River. The population was 606 at the 2010 census.

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History

Lawndale developed in the late 19th century around the Cleveland Mills plant established by Major H.F. Schenck. The town was named for the green lawns of the houses where many of the mill's workers lived. Schenck's daughter and son-in-law opened the Piedmont Academy in 1897, and rail service to Shelby began two years later. [5] Lawndale incorporated in 1903. [6]

Geography

Lawndale is located at 35°24′54″N81°33′44″W / 35.41500°N 81.56222°W / 35.41500; -81.56222 (35.415039, -81.562250). [7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (5.81%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 568
1920 77436.3%
1930 728−5.9%
1940 1,00638.2%
1950 964−4.2%
1960 723−25.0%
1970 544−24.8%
1980 469−13.8%
1990 57322.2%
2000 64212.0%
2010 606−5.6%
2019 (est.)592 [2] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]

At the 2000 census there were 642 people, 270 households, and 180 families in the town. The population density was 791.6 people per square mile (306.0/km2). There were 300 housing units at an average density of 369.9 per square mile (143.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 74.45% White, 22.27% African American, 0.62% Asian, 2.34% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.80%. [3]

Of the 270 households 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 30.4% of households were one person and 18.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

The age distribution was 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median household income was $30,250 and the median family income was $36,023. Males had a median income of $26,484 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,002. About 14.5% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

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References

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. 1 2 "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. U.L. Patterson and Barry Hambright, Shelby and Cleveland County, North Carolina (Arcadia, 2000), p. 85.
  6. Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina , Vol. 2, 1903, p. 186.
  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.