East Arcadia, North Carolina

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East Arcadia, North Carolina
Location in Bladen County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Bladen County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 34°22′53″N 78°19′18″W / 34.38139°N 78.32167°W / 34.38139; -78.32167Coordinates: 34°22′53″N 78°19′18″W / 34.38139°N 78.32167°W / 34.38139; -78.32167
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyBladen
Government
 • MayorWillie Dixon[1]
Area
 • Total2.25 sq mi (5.82 km2)
 • Land2.25 sq mi (5.82 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total487
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
467
 • Density207.93/sq mi (80.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code37-19300[4]
GNIS feature ID1020075[5]

East Arcadia is a town in Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 487 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

East Arcadia is located at 34°22′53″N 78°19′18″W / 34.38139°N 78.32167°W / 34.38139; -78.32167 (34.381523, -78.321612).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980461
19904681.5%
200052412.0%
2010487−7.1%
2019 (est.)467[3]−4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 524 people, 198 households, and 139 families residing in the town. The population density was 240.5 people per square mile (92.8/km2). There were 209 housing units at an average density of 95.9 per square mile (37.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 6.49% White, 92.18% African American, 0.19% Native American, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population.

There were 198 households, out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.8% were married couples living together, 32.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 32.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,583, and the median income for a family was $19,545. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $17,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,956. About 34.1% of families and 34.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.8% of those under age 18 and 34.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cape Fear Region Results". Fayetteville Observer. November 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): East Arcadia town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  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.