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Beargrass, North Carolina
Town
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Martin
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 73
 • Density 197.3/sq mi (76.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27892
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-04180
GNIS feature ID 1024491

Bear Grass is a town in Martin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 73 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Bear Grass is located at 35°45′58″N 77°7′46″W / 35.76611°N 77.12944°W / 35.76611; -77.12944 (35.765988, -77.129453).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

It is one of the few incorporated areas of North Carolina that does not host any primary numbered state highways (0-999).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 56
1920 108 92.9%
1930 131 21.3%
1940 114 −13.0%
1950 128 12.3%
1960 103 −19.5%
1970 99 −3.9%
1980 82 −17.2%
1990 77 −6.1%
2000 53 −31.2%
2010 73 37.7%
Est. 2015 71 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 53 people, 26 households, and 17 families residing in the town. The population density was 197.3 people per square mile (75.8/km²). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 104.2 per square mile (40.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 26 households out of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.53.

In the town, the population was spread out with 15.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 15.1% from 25 to 44, 37.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 76.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $14,375 versus $38,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,562. There were 24.0% of families and 22.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 41.7% of under eighteens and 44.4% of those over 64.

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