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Delco, North Carolina
Census-designated place
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Columbus
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 348
 • Density 230/sq mi (88.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28436
FIPS code 37-16780
GNIS feature ID 1019945

Delco (formerly Brinkly and Pershing) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 348 at the 2010 census.


Delco is located near the eastern tip of Columbus County, at an elevation of 49 feet (15 m). Combined U.S. Routes 74 and 76 (the four-lane Andrew Jackson Highway) passes through the center of the community, leading east 18 miles (29 km) to Wilmington and west 28 miles (45 km) to Whiteville, the Columbus County seat. North Carolina Highway 87 leads northwest from Delco 32 miles (51 km) to Elizabethtown.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Delco CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Acme Delco Middle School, home of the Trojans, is located in Delco.

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