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Hightsville, North Carolina
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Location in New Hanover County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in New Hanover County and the state of North Carolina.
Country United States
State North Carolina
County New Hanover
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2007)
 • Total 898
 • Density 484.6/sq mi (187.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 37-31490
GNIS feature ID 1023570

Hightsville is a census-designated place (CDP) in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 739 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Hightsville is located at 34°15′45″N 77°55′49″W / 34.2625°N 77.93028°W / 34.2625; -77.93028 (34.262596, -77.930359).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 759 people, 163 households, and 102 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 484.6 people per square mile (186.7/km²). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 118.8/sq mi (45.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.16% White, 33.86% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.92% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 163 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 11.3% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 50.6% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 287.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 339.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,088, and the median income for a family was $42,188. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $25,972 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,458. None of the families and 3.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 8.5% of those over 64.

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