Watha, North Carolina

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Watha, North Carolina
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Location of Watha, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°38′33″N77°57′45″W / 34.64250°N 77.96250°W / 34.64250; -77.96250 Coordinates: 34°38′33″N77°57′45″W / 34.64250°N 77.96250°W / 34.64250; -77.96250
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Pender
Area
  Total0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
  Land0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total190
  Estimate 
(2018) [1]
241
  Density210/sq mi (79/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28478
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-71320 [2]
GNIS feature ID0996859 [3]

Watha is a town in Pender County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 190 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pender County, North Carolina County in the United States

Pender County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,217. Its county seat is Burgaw.

North Carolina U.S. state in the United States

North Carolina is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. North Carolina is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west. Raleigh is the state's capital and Charlotte is its largest city. The Charlotte metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 2,569,213 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in North Carolina, the 23rd-most populous in the United States, and the largest banking center in the nation after New York City. North Carolina's second largest metropolitan area is the Raleigh metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 1,337,331 in 2018, and is home to the largest research park in the United States, Research Triangle Park, in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh.

Wilmington, North Carolina City in North Carolina, United States

Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States.

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Geography

Watha is located at 34°38′33″N77°57′45″W / 34.64250°N 77.96250°W / 34.64250; -77.96250 (34.642460, -77.962561). [4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 169
1920 1817.1%
1930 22725.4%
1940 214−5.7%
1950 2223.7%
1960 174−21.6%
1970 1814.0%
1980 1968.3%
1990 99−49.5%
2000 15152.5%
2010 19025.8%
Est. 2018241 [1] 26.8%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 151 people, 65 households, and 44 families residing in the town. The population density was 165.6 people per square mile (64.1/km²). There were 71 housing units at an average density of 77.9 per square mile (30.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.07% White, 8.61% African American, 0.66% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include traditional culture, business, supplies, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practices.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area, or exceptionally unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 65 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.82.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that "Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses."

In the town, the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,654. There were 7.7% of families and 9.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 12.0% of under eighteens and 18.2% of those over 64.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

Scenes from the 2008 movie The Secret Life of Bees were filmed in Watha.

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