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Clarkton, North Carolina
A view of downtown Clarkton
A view of downtown Clarkton
Location in Bladen County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Bladen County and the state of North Carolina.
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Bladen
 • Total 1.25 sq mi (3.24 km2)
 • Land 1.25 sq mi (3.23 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
92 ft (28 m)
 • Total 837
 • Estimate 
 • Density 592.30/sq mi (228.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-12780
GNIS feature ID 1025246

Clarkton is a town in Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 837 at the 2010 census.


The Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church, John Hector Clark House, and Clarkton Depot are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Clarkton is located at 34°29′22″N 78°39′24″W / 34.48944°N 78.65667°W / 34.48944; -78.65667 (34.489425, -78.656804), at the crossroads of North Carolina Highway 211 and U.S. Route 701, 11 miles (18 km) south of Elizabethtown and the Cape Fear River. The closest town to Clarkton is Bladenboro, 8 miles (13 km) to the west on NC 211. Another important transit route that enters Clarkton is the CSX Railroad, that parallels North and South Railroad Streets through the town.

The most noticeable landmark in this town is the imposing Clarkton Presbyterian Church on Main Street. Frequent visitors to this town also find the Clarkton School of Discovery to be an important landmark in this town. It is located approximately half a mile to the north of Clarkton Presbyterian Church on US Business Route 701.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.57%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 276
1920 368 33.3%
1930 458 24.5%
1940 484 5.7%
1950 589 21.7%
1960 662 12.4%
1970 662 0.0%
1980 664 0.3%
1990 739 11.3%
2000 705 −4.6%
2010 837 18.7%
2019 (est.) 738 −11.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 705 people, 285 households, and 176 families residing in the town. The population density was 630.1 people per square mile (243.0/km2). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 286.9 per square mile (110.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 64.68% White, 32.34% African American, 0.99% Native American, 1.42% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.68% of the population.

There were 285 households, out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 21.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.8% 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 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,206, and the median income for a family was $31,146. Males had a median income of $31,719 versus $25,764 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,278. About 25.1% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.5% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.

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