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Black Creek, North Carolina
West Center Street in 2021
West Center Street in 2021
Motto(s): 
"A Small Town With A Big Heart"
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wilson
Area
 • Total 0.72 sq mi (1.87 km2)
 • Land 0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
125 ft (38 m)
Population
 (2010)[[]]
 • Total 769
 • Estimate 
(2019)
770
 • Density 1,073.92/sq mi (414.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27813
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-06080
GNIS feature ID 0981520
Website http://www.townofblackcreek.org/

Black Creek is a town in Wilson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 769 at the 2010 census.

History

The Manalcus Aycock House, Black Creek Rural Historic District, and Dr. H. D. Lucas House were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Geography

Black Creek is located at 35°38′10″N 77°56′0″W / 35.63611°N 77.93333°W / 35.63611; -77.93333 (35.635976, -77.933252).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

The Black Creek Greenway is part of the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000 mile long system of trails connecting Maine to Florida.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 77
1880 129 67.5%
1890 191 48.1%
1900 196 2.6%
1910 219 11.7%
1920 274 25.1%
1930 355 29.6%
1940 333 −6.2%
1950 316 −5.1%
1960 310 −1.9%
1970 449 44.8%
1980 523 16.5%
1990 615 17.6%
2000 714 16.1%
2010 769 7.7%
2019 (est.) 770 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 714 people, 279 households, and 210 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,062.0 people per square mile (411.5/km2). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 440.3 per square mile (170.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.73% White, 18.91% African American, 0.28% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 2.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 279 households, out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.9% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,368, and the median income for a family was $32,857. Males had a median income of $27,679 versus $20,909 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,661. About 17.4% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.

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