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Brogden, North Carolina
Brogden, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Brogden, North Carolina
Brogden, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wayne
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
174 ft (53 m)
 • Total 2,510
 • Density 1,141/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 37-08110
GNIS feature ID 1019314

Brogden is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,510 in 2020. It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.


Brogden is located at 35°17′51″N 78°1′40″W / 35.29750°N 78.02778°W / 35.29750; -78.02778 (35.297594, -78.027817).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.82%) is water.

Brogden's elevations are on average 175 feet above sea level. The area is underlain by unconsolidated beds of sand, clay and gravel. Most of these beds were deposited in seawater as the sea advanced and retreated during the geologic development of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. To a much lesser extent, streams deposited layers of sediment which mixed with that deposited on the sea floor.

The climate in Brogden is characterized by warm summers and moderate winters. The average temperature is about 62 degrees. Annual precipitation is about 50 inches of rainfall per year, with the major portion occurring in the late spring and summer.

Brogden also is the name of a farming community in neighboring Johnston County, where Hollywood actress Ava Gardner was born.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 2,633
2020 2,510 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Brogden CDP, North Carolina – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 793 607 30.12% 24.18%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,411 1,121 53.59% 44.66%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 8 4 0.30% 0.16%
Asian alone (NH) 18 9 0.68% 0.36%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 1 0 0.04% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 8 10 0.30% 0.40%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 30 86 1.14% 3.43%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 364 673 13.82% 26.81%
Total 2,633 2,510 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.



  • Air: Brogden is served through nearby Kinston Regional Jetport (IATA: ISOICAO: KISO) with service to Orlando, Florida. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the closest major airport with service to more than 45 domestic and international destinations. Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport is an airport located nearby, but is only used for general aviation.
  • Interstate Highway: I-795 is the closest Interstate to Brogden, which is located 7 miles north in Goldsboro.
  • Brogden is not served directly by passenger trains. The closest Amtrak station is located in Selma.
  • Bus: The area is served by Greyhound with a location in nearby Goldsboro.


  • The main highway in Brogden is US 117.


Education in Brogden is administered by the Wayne County Public School system with children attending schools in nearby townships. Higher education is offered through Wayne Community College in Goldsboro and Mount Olive College in Mount Olive.

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