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Burgaw, North Carolina
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Official seal of Burgaw, North Carolina
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Location of Burgaw, North Carolina
Location of Burgaw, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Pender
Settled 1850
Incorporated 1879
Area
 • Total 4.70 sq mi (12.18 km2)
 • Land 4.69 sq mi (12.15 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
46 ft (14 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,872
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,149
 • Density 884.27/sq mi (341.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28425
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-08960
GNIS feature ID 1019409
Website http://townofburgaw.com/

Burgaw is a town in, and the county seat of, Pender County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,872 at the 2010 census.

Burgaw is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The town most likely derives its name from nearby Burgaw Creek.

The Bannerman House, Burgaw Depot, Burgaw Historic District, and Pender County Courthouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On May 1, 2013 the Burgaw Police Department had 21 employees, but by April 22, 2015 it had lost 14 of them. As of April 22, 2015 it had no police chief and the town officials are asking for police recruits.

Geography

Burgaw is located at 34°33′2″N 77°55′34″W / 34.55056°N 77.92611°W / 34.55056; -77.92611 (34.550506, -77.926075).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2).3.4 square miles (8.9 km²) of it is land and 0.29% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 184
1890 366 98.9%
1900 387 5.7%
1910 956 147.0%
1920 1,040 8.8%
1930 1,209 16.3%
1940 1,476 22.1%
1950 1,613 9.3%
1960 1,750 8.5%
1970 1,744 −0.3%
1980 1,738 −0.3%
1990 1,807 4.0%
2000 3,337 84.7%
2010 3,872 16.0%
2019 (est.) 4,149 7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Burgaw racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,796 58.16%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 891 28.85%
Native American 11 0.36%
Asian 16 0.52%
Other/Mixed 148 4.79%
Hispanic or Latino 226 7.32%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,088 people, 1,249 households, and 682 families residing in the town.

Festivals

The town hosts two annual festivals: the "Spring Fest" started in 1978; it is a festival of homemade crafts and food. Everything displayed and sold around the Court House Square is homemade, and represents the different talents of those from the Pender County area.

The Blueberry Festival started in 2004. In the past it has attracted more than 30,000 people.

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