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Hoke County, North Carolina
Seal of Hoke 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 1911
Seat Raeford
Largest City Raeford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

392 sq mi (1,015 km²)
391 sq mi (1,013 km²)
1.6 sq mi (4 km²), 0.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2014)
 - Density

51,611
132/sq mi (51/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.hokecounty.org
Named for: Robert F. Hoke

Hoke County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,952. Its county seat is Raeford.

Hoke County is part of the Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is home to part of the Fort Bragg military reservation.

History

The county was formed in 1911 from parts of Cumberland County and Robeson County. It was named for Robert F. Hoke, a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 392 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 391 square miles (1,010 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.4%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 15
  • US 401
  • US 501
  • NC 20
  • NC 211

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 11,722
1930 14,244 21.5%
1940 14,937 4.9%
1950 15,756 5.5%
1960 16,356 3.8%
1970 16,436 0.5%
1980 20,383 24.0%
1990 22,856 12.1%
2000 33,646 47.2%
2010 46,952 39.5%
Est. 2015 52,671 12.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2010, there were 46,952 people, 11,373 households, and 8,745 families residing in the county. The population density was 86 people per square mile (33/km²). There were 12,518 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 44.53% White, 37.64% Black or African American, 11.45% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 3.27% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. 7.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

By 2005 42.1% of the population was non-Hispanic whites. 10.1% of the population was Native American. 36.3% of the population was African-Americans. 9.8% of the population was Latino. 1.8% of the population reported more than one race (but it should be remembered that this category excluded Latinos) and 1.0% of the population was Asian.

In 2000 there were 11,373 households out of which 41.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 18.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.10% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 34.10% from 25 to 44, 17.60% from 45 to 64, and 7.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,230, and the median income for a family was $36,110. Males had a median income of $27,925 versus $21,184 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,635. About 14.40% of families and 17.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 22.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Hoke County North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Hoke County, North Carolina with municipal and township labels

City

Census-designated places

Townships

  • Allendale
  • Antioch
  • Blue Springs
  • Fort Bragg Military Reservation
  • McLauchlin
  • Raeford
  • Quewhiffle
  • Stonewall

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