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Brunswick, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Columbus
Area
 • Total 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Land 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
79 ft (24 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,119
 • Estimate 
(2019)
933
 • Density 1,557.60/sq mi (600.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28424
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-08420
GNIS feature ID 0982045

Brunswick is a town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,119 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Brunswick is located at 34°17′34″N 78°42′25″W / 34.29278°N 78.70694°W / 34.29278; -78.70694 (34.292821, -78.706930).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 416
1940 227 −45.4%
1950 190 −16.3%
1960 169 −11.1%
1970 206 21.9%
1980 223 8.3%
1990 302 35.4%
2000 360 19.2%
2010 1,119 210.8%
2019 (est.) 933 −16.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 360 people, 144 households, and 101 families in the town. The population density was 866.9 people per square mile (330.9/km2). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 397.3 per square mile (151.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 41.94% White, 55.00% African American, 2.78% Native American, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83%.

Of the 144 households 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 26.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 25.7% of households were one person and 9.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.02.

The age distribution was 23.6% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 73.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.0 males.

The median household income was $15,795 and the median family income was $16,786. Males had a median income of $22,361 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,288. About 37.0% of families and 42.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 72.4% of those under age 18 and 31.1% of those age 65 or over.

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