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Buies Creek, North Carolina
Location of Buies Creek, North Carolina
Location of Buies Creek, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Harnett
Area
 • Total 2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Land 2.29 sq mi (5.93 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
213 ft (65 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,942
 • Density 1,284/sq mi (495.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27506
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-08760
GNIS feature ID 0982191

Buies Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Neills Creek Township of Harnett County, North Carolina, United States. It is the home of Campbell University. The population was 2,942 at the 2010 census, up from 2,215 in 2000. Buies Creek is a part of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, which is also a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.

History

The James Archibald Campbell House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

Incorporation

The tiny wooded hamlet of Buies Creek was incorporated by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1914. The town charter was repealed in 1967.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.28 square miles (5.9 km2), of which, 2.27 square miles (5.9 km2) of it is land and 0.44% is water.

Demographics

At the 2010 census there were 2,942 people, 577 households, and 232 families living in the CDP. The population density was 1,296.0 people per square mile (500.3/km2). There were 699 housing units at an average density of 307.9 per square mile (118.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.3% White, 14.8% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.9% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6%.

Of the 577 households 15.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 59.8% were non-families. 36.6% of households were one person and 9.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.73.

The age distribution was 4.3% under the age of 14, 32.4% from 15 to 19, 42.0% from 20 to 24, 9.0% from 25 to 44, 7.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% 65 or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

As of the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS), the median household income was $31,959, and the median family income was $51,106. Males had a median income of $9,625 versus $11,908 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,301. As of the 2010 ACS, about 12.0% of families and 38.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over. It is also the home of many farms and primarily known because it is home to Campbell University.

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