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Davie County, North Carolina
Seal of Davie County, North Carolina
Map

Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1836
Seat Mocksville
Largest town Mocksville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

267 sq mi (692 km²)
264 sq mi (684 km²)
3.0 sq mi (8 km²), 1.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

41,240
156/sq mi (60/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.davie.nc.us
Named for: William R. Davie

Davie County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,240. Its county seat is Mocksville.

Davie County is included in the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area.

History

The county was formed in 1836 from Rowan County. It was named for William R. Davie, Governor of North Carolina from 1798 to 1799. 1,147 soldiers from Davie County fought in the American Civil War for the Confederate States of America.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 267 square miles (690 km2), of which 264 square miles (680 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (1.1%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Wine region

Portions of Davie County are located in the Yadkin Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area. Wines made from grapes grown in the Yadkin Valley AVA may use the appellation Yadkin Valley on their labels.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 7,574
1850 7,866 3.9%
1860 8,494 8.0%
1870 9,620 13.3%
1880 11,096 15.3%
1890 11,621 4.7%
1900 12,115 4.3%
1910 13,394 10.6%
1920 13,578 1.4%
1930 14,386 6.0%
1940 14,909 3.6%
1950 15,420 3.4%
1960 16,728 8.5%
1970 18,855 12.7%
1980 24,599 30.5%
1990 27,859 13.3%
2000 34,835 25.0%
2010 41,240 18.4%
Est. 2015 41,753 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 34,835 people, 13,750 households, and 10,257 families residing in the county. The population density was 131 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 14,953 housing units at an average density of 56 per square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.44% White, 6.80% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,750 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,174, and the median income for a family was $47,699. Males had a median income of $33,179 versus $24,632 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,359. About 6.40% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.20% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Davie County North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Davie County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Towns

Townships

  • Calahaln
  • Clarksville
  • Farmington
  • Fulton
  • Jerusalem
  • Mocksville
  • Shady Grove

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities


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