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Cajah's Mountain, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Caldwell
 • Total 3.40 sq mi (8.81 km2)
 • Land 3.40 sq mi (8.81 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,312 ft (400 m)
 • Total 2,823
 • Estimate 
 • Density 804.76/sq mi (310.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 37-09530
GNIS feature ID 1027621

Cajah's Mountain is a town in Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,823 at the 2010 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Cajah's Mountain is located in southern Caldwell County at 35°51′0″N 81°32′19″W / 35.85000°N 81.53861°W / 35.85000; -81.53861 (35.850057, -81.538718). It is bordered to the north by Lenoir, the county seat. Cajah Mountain, elevation 1,530 feet (470 m), is a hill at the south end of town next to Connelly Springs Road, the major north-south road through the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 2,429
2000 2,683 10.5%
2010 2,823 5.2%
2019 (est.) 2,737 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,683 people, 996 households, and 726 families residing in the town. The population density was 877.4 people per square mile (338.5/km2). There were 1,043 housing units at an average density of 341.1 per square mile (131.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.19% White, 3.17% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 996 households, out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 18.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,566, and the median income for a family was $43,462. Males had a median income of $31,156 versus $21,168 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,909. About 8.8% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

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