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Gatesville, North Carolina
Buildings along Court Street
Buildings along Court Street
Location of Gatesville, North Carolina
Location of Gatesville, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Gates
Area
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
23 ft (7 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 321
 • Estimate 
(2019)
299
 • Density 740.10/sq mi (285.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27938
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-25680
GNIS feature ID 1025334

Gatesville is a town in Gates County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 321 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Gates County.

History

Gatesville is named for Horatio Gates, a commander in the American Revolutionary War.

The Elmwood Plantation, Eure-Roberts House, Gates County Courthouse, Roberts-Carter House, Rountree Family Farm and Reid's Grove School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Gatesville is located at 36°24′16″N 76°45′30″W / 36.40444°N 76.75833°W / 36.40444; -76.75833 (36.404390, -76.758435).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 156
1880 187 19.9%
1890 232 24.1%
1900 200 −13.8%
1910 203 1.5%
1930 320
1940 297 −7.2%
1950 323 8.8%
1960 460 42.4%
1970 338 −26.5%
1980 363 7.4%
1990 308 −15.2%
2000 281 −8.8%
2010 321 14.2%
2019 (est.) 299 −6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Gatesville racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 230 86.14%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 28 10.49%
Native American 2 0.75%
Other/Mixed 5 1.87%
Hispanic or Latino 2 0.75%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 267 people, 120 households, and 71 families residing in the town.

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