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Weldon, North Carolina
Town
Location of Weldon, North Carolina
Location of Weldon, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Halifax
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 72 ft (22 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,655
 • Density 775.5/sq mi (299.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27890
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-71780
GNIS feature ID 1023152

Weldon is a town in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,655 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Grace Episcopal Church and the Weldon Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Weldon is located at 36°25′36″N 77°36′6″W / 36.42667°N 77.60167°W / 36.42667; -77.60167 (36.426567, -77.601597).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land. Located on the Roanoake River, Weldon is known as the "Rockfish Capital of the World" due to abundant fishing during the May spawning season.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 208
1880 932 348.1%
1890 1,286 38.0%
1900 1,433 11.4%
1910 1,999 39.5%
1920 1,872 −6.4%
1930 2,323 24.1%
1940 2,341 0.8%
1950 2,295 −2.0%
1960 2,165 −5.7%
1970 2,304 6.4%
1980 1,844 −20.0%
1990 1,392 −24.5%
2000 1,374 −1.3%
2010 1,655 20.5%
Est. 2015 1,586 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,374 people, 532 households, and 358 families residing in the town. The population density was 775.5 people per square mile (299.7/km²). There were 624 housing units at an average density of 352.2 per square mile (136.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 36.17% White, 62.74% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 532 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 22.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,668, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $26,154 versus $25,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,322. About 18.6% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.


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