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Drexel, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Burke
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,194 ft (364 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,858
 • Density 1,363/sq mi (526.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28619
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-17860
GNIS feature ID 1020029

Drexel is a town in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,858 at the 2010 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Drexel is located in eastern Burke County at 35°45′26″N 81°36′24″W / 35.75722°N 81.60667°W / 35.75722; -81.60667 (35.757137, -81.606714). It is 6 miles (10 km) east of Morganton, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 392
1930 781 99.2%
1940 681 −12.8%
1950 988 45.1%
1960 1,146 16.0%
1970 1,431 24.9%
1980 1,392 −2.7%
1990 1,746 25.4%
2000 1,938 11.0%
2010 1,858 −4.1%
Est. 2015 1,866 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,938 people, 759 households, and 503 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,383.9 people per square mile (534.5/km²). There were 811 housing units at an average density of 579.1 per square mile (223.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.47% White, 3.87% African American, 0.41% Native American, 6.97% Asian, 3.41% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population.

There were 759 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,086, and the median income for a family was $41,917. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $22,827 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,463. About 4.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.

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