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Nash County, North Carolina

Nash County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Nash County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1777
Named for Francis Nash
Seat Nashville
Largest city Rocky Mount
Area
 • Total 543 sq mi (1,406 km2)
 • Land 540 sq mi (1,399 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 95,840
 • Density 177/sq mi (68/km²)
Congressional districts 1st, 13th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .us.nc.nash.cowww

Nash County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 95,840.[1] Its county seat is Nashville.[2]

Nash County is part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also included in the Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Combined Statistical Area which had a 2014 population of 2,075, 126.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • Major highways 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Law and government 4
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Towns 5.2
    • Census-designated place 5.3
    • Townships 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Nash County was formed in 1777 from Edgecombe County. It was named for American Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Nash, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown that year.

In 1855, parts of Nash, Edgecombe, Johnston, and Wayne Counties were combined to form Wilson County, North Carolina.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 543 square miles (1,410 km2), of which 540 square miles (1,400 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.4%) is covered by water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census[9] of 2000, 87,420 people, 33,644 households, and 23,920 families resided in the county. The population density was 162 people per square mile (62/km²). The 37,051 housing units averaged 69 per square mile (26/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.94% White]], 33.93% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.06% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. About 3.36% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 33,644 households, 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 14.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were not families. About 25% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was distributed as 25.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,147, and for a family was $44,769. Males had a median income of $32,459 versus $24,438 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,863. About 10.30% of families and 13.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 15.20% of those age 65 or over.

Law and government

Nash County is a member of the regional Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments.

Communities

Map of Nash County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Towns

Census-designated place

Townships

  • Bailey
  • Battleboro
  • Castalia
  • Coopers
  • Dry Wells
  • Ferrells
  • Griffins
  • Jackson
  • Mannings
  • Nashville
  • North Whitakers
  • Oak Level
  • Red Oak
  • Rocky Mount
  • Spring Hope
  • South Whitakers
  • Stony Creek

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Nash County government official website
  • Geographic data related to Nash County, North Carolina at OpenStreetMap
  • NCGenWeb Nash County - free genealogy resources for the county

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