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Archdale, North Carolina
Motto(s): 
"Crossroad of progress"
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Randolph, Guilford
Area
 • Total 8.24 sq mi (21.33 km2)
 • Land 8.21 sq mi (21.27 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
869 ft (265 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 11,415
 • Density 1,390/sq mi (536.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27263
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-01720
GNIS feature ID 1018843

Archdale is a city in Guilford and Randolph counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 11,415 at the 2010 census, up from 9,014 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Archdale is located primarily in Randolph County and extends north into Guilford County; the geographic center of the city is at 35°54′14″N 79°57′58″W / 35.90389°N 79.96611°W / 35.90389; -79.96611 (35.903996, -79.966080). It is bordered to the southwest by the city of Trinity and to the north by the city of High Point.

Interstate 85 passes through Archdale, with access from Exits 111 and 113. I-85 leads northeast 16 miles (26 km) to Greensboro and southwest 77 miles (124 km) to Charlotte. Interstate 74 passes just east of Archdale, leading northwest 26 miles (42 km) to Winston-Salem and southeast 21 miles (34 km) to Asheboro.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Archdale has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.3 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.27%, is water. The city is within the watershed of the Deep River, a tributary of the Cape Fear River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 224
1900 182 −18.8%
1910 145 −20.3%
1920 178 22.8%
1930 628 252.8%
1940 1,097 74.7%
1950 1,218 11.0%
1960 1,520 24.8%
1970 4,874 220.7%
1980 5,326 9.3%
1990 6,913 29.8%
2000 9,014 30.4%
2010 11,415 26.6%
Est. 2015 11,564 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 11.415 people, 4,556 households, and 3,137 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,151.8 people per square mile (444.5/km²). There were 4,916 housing units at an average density of 509.3 per square mile (196.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.8% White, 4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 4% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4% of the population.

There were 4,556 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,291, and the median income for a family was $55,872. Males had a median income of $34,449 versus $24,456 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,830. About 6.7% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

History

Archdale, previously known as "Bush Hill", began as a predominantly Quaker settlement and received the name "Archdale" as a tribute to John Archdale, an early Quaker governor. It was incorporated in July 1969 under the leadership of then-mayor Henry York, Sr.

The Moses Hammond House and Harper House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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