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Alamance
Village
Location of Alamance, North Carolina
Location of Alamance, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Alamance
Area
 • Total 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Land 0.80 sq mi (2.06 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
561 ft (171 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 951
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,042
 • Density 1,310.69/sq mi (505.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27201
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-00640
GNIS feature ID 1018780

Alamance is a village in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 951 at the 2010 census, up from 310 at the 2000 census.

History

Alamance was the site of the largest conflict of the War of the Regulation on May 16, 1771. Governor William Tryon's decisive victory over a force of 2,000 Regulators effectively ended the war. The region around Alamance was also the site of a defeat of British Loyalists in the American Revolutionary War in a skirmish known as Pyle's Massacre on February 25, 1781.

Alamance played a significant role in the development of the textile industry in the South. In 1837 Edwin Michael Holt, son of a local farmer, built the Alamance Cotton Mill at Alamance. Holt's mill produced the well-known "Alamance Plaids", the first factory-dyed cotton cloth produced south of the Potomac. The Holt family subsequently built scores of mills across the state, as well as becoming involved in banking, railroads, politics and other ventures.

The Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, Alamance Mill Village Historic District, L. Banks Holt House, and Altamahaw Mill Office are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Alamance is located at 36°1′40″N 79°29′20″W / 36.02778°N 79.48889°W / 36.02778; -79.48889 (36.027672, -79.488863).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), of which 0.0039 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.63%, is water.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Alamance has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Alamance, North Carolina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.4
(49)
11.7
(53)
16.7
(62)
22.2
(72)
26.1
(79)
30
(86)
32.2
(90)
31.1
(88)
27.8
(82)
22.2
(72)
16.7
(62)
11.1
(52)
21.7
(71)
Average low °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
-1.7
(29)
-0.6
(31)
3.3
(38)
7.8
(46)
12.8
(55)
17.8
(64)
20
(68)
18.9
(66)
15
(59)
8.3
(47)
3.3
(38)
-0.6
(31)
Precipitation mm (inches) 89
(3.5)
84
(3.3)
102
(4)
86
(3.4)
94
(3.7)
102
(4)
117
(4.6)
107
(4.2)
102
(4)
81
(3.2)
76
(3)
81
(3.2)
1,118
(44)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 320
1990 258 −19.4%
2000 310 20.2%
2010 951 206.8%
2019 (est.) 1,042 9.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 951 people, 365 households, and 291 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,285.1 people per square mile (482.7/km2). There were 401 housing units at an average density of 541.9 per square mile (203.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.8% White, 2.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 365 households, out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 25.6% under the age of 19, 4.1% from 20 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.2 years.

The median income for a household in the village was $84,250, and the median income for a family was $93,125. The per capita income for the village was $35,037. About 1.1% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 21.9% of those age 65 or over.

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