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Chadbourn, North Carolina
Chadbourn, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Chadbourn, North Carolina
Chadbourn, North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Country United States of America
State North Carolina
County Columbus
Government
 • Type Town Council
Area
 • Total 2.60 sq mi (6.74 km2)
 • Land 2.60 sq mi (6.74 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
105 ft (32 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,856
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,711
 • Density 657.82/sq mi (253.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28431
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-11640
GNIS feature ID 0982979
Website www.townofchadbournnc.gov

Chadbourn is a town in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,856 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Chadbourn has been in operation since 1882. The town was named after a local family engaged in the lumber industry.

Geography

Chadbourn is located at 34°19′21″N 78°49′33″W / 34.32250°N 78.82583°W / 34.32250; -78.82583 (34.322374, -78.825823).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 156
1900 243 55.8%
1910 1,242 411.1%
1920 1,121 −9.7%
1930 1,311 16.9%
1940 1,576 20.2%
1950 2,103 33.4%
1960 2,323 10.5%
1970 2,213 −4.7%
1980 1,975 −10.8%
1990 2,005 1.5%
2000 2,129 6.2%
2010 1,856 −12.8%
2019 (est.) 1,711 −7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Chadbourn racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 469 29.8%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 976 62.01%
Native American 23 1.46%
Asian 9 0.57%
Other/Mixed 53 3.37%
Hispanic or Latino 44 2.8%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,574 people, 797 households, and 387 families residing in the town.

Transportation

U.S. Route 76 passes through the northern part of the town. The old route of U.S. Route 74 passes east-west through Chadbourn. North Carolina Highway 410 moves north-south through the town.

Until 1955, the town was a transfer point for Atlantic Coast Line Railroad passenger trains to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At Chadbourn, connections could be made to trains bound for Florence, South Carolina, Sumter, South Carolina and Columbia's Union Station, Augusta, Georgia's Union Station to the west, and Wilmington to the east. The final passenger train through the town's station was the passenger train on an Augusta - Sumter - Florence - Chadbourn - Wilmington itinerary. Its final service was in 1965 or 1966, the station taking freight only station by late 1966.

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