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Calypso, North Carolina
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Country United States
State North Carolina
County Duplin
Area
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
167 ft (51 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 538
 • Estimate 
(2019)
526
 • Density 532.93/sq mi (205.77/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28325
Area code(s) 919
FIPS code 37-09760
GNIS feature ID 0982470

Calypso is a town in Duplin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 538 at the 2010 census.

History

The Bryan Whitfield Herring Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Geography

Calypso is located in northwestern Duplin County at 35°9′17″N 78°6′17″W / 35.15472°N 78.10472°W / 35.15472; -78.10472 (35.154753, -78.104720). U.S. Route 117 passes through the town, leading northeast 4 miles (6 km) to Mount Olive and 18 miles (29 km) to Goldsboro, and south 3 miles (5 km) to Faison and 11 miles (18 km) to Warsaw. U.S. Route 117 Connector leads southwest 5 miles (8 km) to Interstate 40 at a point 70 miles (110 km) north of Wilmington and 58 miles (93 km) south of Raleigh.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Calypso has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 405
1930 538 32.8%
1940 678 26.0%
1950 688 1.5%
1960 633 −8.0%
1970 462 −27.0%
1980 689 49.1%
1990 481 −30.2%
2000 410 −14.8%
2010 538 31.2%
2019 (est.) 526 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 410 people, 178 households, and 111 families residing in the town. The population density was 422.7 people per square mile (163.2/km2). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 210.3 per square mile (81.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 71.71% White, 22.93% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 3.17% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.39% of the population.

There were 178 households, out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $25,865 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,244. About 12.5% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

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