Norlina, North Carolina

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Norlina, North Carolina
Buildings in downtown Norlina.jpg
Buildings along Hyco Street in downtown Norlina
Motto(s): 
Norlina - where North Carolina begins and ends.
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Location of Norlina, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°26′41″N78°11′39″W / 36.44472°N 78.19417°W / 36.44472; -78.19417 Coordinates: 36°26′41″N78°11′39″W / 36.44472°N 78.19417°W / 36.44472; -78.19417
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Warren
Area
[1]
  Total1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
  Land1.11 sq mi (2.88 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
[2]
423 ft (129 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total920
  Density826.59/sq mi (319.25/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27563
Area code 252
FIPS code 37-47240 [3]
GNIS feature ID0991179 [2]
Website www.norlinanc.com

Norlina is a town in Warren County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,118 at the 2010 census.

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Geography

Norlina is located at 36°26′41″N78°11′39″W / 36.44472°N 78.19417°W / 36.44472; -78.19417 (36.444690, -78.194059). [4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1920 673
1930 76113.1%
1940 7944.3%
1950 87410.1%
1960 9276.1%
1970 9694.5%
1980 901−7.0%
1990 99610.5%
2000 1,10711.1%
2010 1,1181.0%
2020 920−17.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]

2020 census

Norlina racial composition [6]
RaceNumberPercentage
White (non-Hispanic)36239.35%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)47251.3%
Native American 60.65%
Asian 20.22%
Pacific Islander 10.11%
Other/Mixed 374.02%
Hispanic or Latino 404.35%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 920 people, 537 households, and 266 families residing in the town.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,107 people, 482 households, and 300 families residing in the town. The population density was 986.0 people per square mile (381.6/km2). There were 534 housing units at an average density of 475.6 per square mile (184.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 57.36% White, 41.46% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.72% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population. [3]

There were 482 households, out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.96. [3]

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.0 males. [3]

The median income for a household in the town was $25,300, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $23,182 versus $21,354 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,355. About 12.9% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.9% of those under age 18 and 23.4% of those age 65 or over. [3]


History

Norlina was first called the "Ridgeway Junction" in 1837. As a railroad passed through this area, many citizens started to sell wood and water to the railroad. Eventually this began to expand, and in the 1860s the name changed to the "Woodyard". By the 1870s, the area had grown in business, and was referred to as the "Junction". The Seaboard & Raleigh Railroad had just been formed, and the "Junction" was now thriving with its business. A small community was formed, including two hardware stores, a horse drawn taxi service, and smithing shops. By 1900, John Williams established the Seaboard Air Line Railway and it grew to over 4,680 miles. This small group of people had turned the railway stop into a real town. In 1913 the name Norlina was coined, being a portmanteau of the beginning of "North" and the ending of "Carolina".

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References

  1. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Norlina, North Carolina
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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