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Archdale, North Carolina
"Crossroad of progress"
|• 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)|
|• Density||1,390/sq mi (536.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1018843|
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.
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.
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.
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