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Garysburg, North Carolina
Town
Location of Garysburg, North Carolina
Location of Garysburg, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Northampton
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 135 ft (41 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,057
 • Density 1,302.4/sq mi (502.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27831
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-25540
GNIS feature ID 1020402

Garysburg is a town in Northampton County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,057 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Garysburg is named for Roderick B. Gary.

The Garysburg United Methodist Church and Cemetery and Mason-Hardee-Capel House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Garysburg is located at 36°26′59″N 77°33′35″W / 36.44972°N 77.55972°W / 36.44972; -77.55972 (36.449853, -77.559830).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 97
1900 269
1910 169 −37.2%
1920 203 20.1%
1930 284 39.9%
1940 320 12.7%
1950 344 7.5%
1960 181 −47.4%
1970 231 27.6%
1980 1,434 520.8%
1990 1,057 −26.3%
2000 1,254 18.6%
2010 1,057 −15.7%
Est. 2015 977 −7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,254 people, 482 households, and 334 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,302.4 people per square mile (504.3/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 546.3 per square mile (211.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 2.39% White, 96.09% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 482 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 30.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,604, and the median income for a family was $27,386. Males had a median income of $23,333 versus $20,682 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,172. About 22.9% of families and 28.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 25.2% of those age 65 or over.

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