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Hoke County
Hoke County Courthouse in Raeford
Hoke County Courthouse in Raeford
Official seal of Hoke County
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Map of North Carolina highlighting Hoke County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  North Carolina
Founded 1911
Named for Robert F. Hoke
Seat Raeford
Largest city Raeford
Area
 • Total 392 sq mi (1,020 km2)
 • Land 391 sq mi (1,010 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2021)
53,114
 • Density 135.8/sq mi (52.4/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 9th

Hoke County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, its population was 52,082. Its county seat is Raeford.

Hoke County is part of the Fayetteville 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%
2020 52,082 10.9%
2021 (est.) 53,114 13.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2020 census

Hoke County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 19,667 37.76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 16,385 31.46%
Native American 3,803 7.3%
Asian 716 1.37%
Pacific Islander 189 0.36%
Other/Mixed 3,635 6.98%
Hispanic or Latino 7,687 14.76%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 52,082 people, 17,799 households, and 12,300 families residing in the county.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, 46,952 people, 11,373 households, and 8,745 families resided in the county. The population density was 86 people per square mile (33/km2). The 12,518 housing units averaged 32 per square mile (12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 44.53% White, 37.64% 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. About 7.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000, of the 11,373 households, 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 not families. About 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 distributed as 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 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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