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Duplin County, North Carolina
Seal of Duplin 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 1750
Seat Kenansville
Largest town Wallace
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

822 sq mi (2,129 km²)
816 sq mi (2,113 km²)
5.5 sq mi (14 km²), 0.7%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

58,505
72/sq mi (28/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.DuplinCountyNC.com
Named for: Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin

Duplin /ˈdplɪn/ County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,505. Its county seat is Kenansville.

History

The county was formed in 1750 from New Hanover County. It was named for Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin, later 9th Earl of Kinnoull.

In 1784 the western part of Duplin County became Sampson County.

One of Duplin's favorite sons, John Miller, was a postmaster and merchant in Duplin. He migrated to Leon County, Florida, with other North Carolinians in the 1830s-1840s and established a successful cotton plantation called Miccosukee Plantation.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 822 square miles (2,130 km2), of which 816 square miles (2,110 km2) is land and 5.5 square miles (14 km2) (0.7%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 5,663
1800 6,796 20.0%
1810 7,863 15.7%
1820 9,744 23.9%
1830 11,291 15.9%
1840 11,182 −1.0%
1850 13,514 20.9%
1860 15,784 16.8%
1870 15,542 −1.5%
1880 18,773 20.8%
1890 18,690 −0.4%
1900 22,405 19.9%
1910 25,442 13.6%
1920 30,223 18.8%
1930 35,103 16.1%
1940 39,739 13.2%
1950 41,074 3.4%
1960 40,270 −2.0%
1970 38,015 −5.6%
1980 40,952 7.7%
1990 39,995 −2.3%
2000 49,063 22.7%
2010 58,505 19.2%
Est. 2015 59,159 20.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 49,063 people, 18,267 households, and 13,060 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 20,520 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.67% White, 28.94% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 10.87% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 15.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,267 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.20% were married couples living together, 14.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,890, and the median income for a family was $34,760. Males had a median income of $26,212 versus $20,063 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,499. About 15.30% of families and 19.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.50% of those under age 18 and 22.70% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Major highways

  • I-40
  • US 117
  • US 421
  • NC 11
  • NC 24
  • NC 41
  • NC 50
  • NC 111
  • NC 241
  • NC 403
  • NC 903

Airports

The following public-use airports are located in the county:

  • Duplin County Airport (DPL) - Kenansville
  • Eagles Nest Airport (6N9) - Potters Hill

Communities

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

Towns

Townships

  • Albertson
  • Cypress Creek
  • Faison
  • Glisson
  • Island Creek
  • Kenansville
  • Limestone
  • Magnolia
  • Rockfish
  • Rose Hill
  • Smith
  • Warsaw
  • Wolfscrape

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities


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