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Granville County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Granville County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat Oxford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

537 sq mi (1,391 km²)

5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.02%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

48,498
91/sq mi (35/km²)
Founded 1746
Website www.granvillecounty.org

Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 48,498. Its county seat is Oxford[1].

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History

The county was formed in 1746 from Edgecombe County. It was named for John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, who as heir to one of the eight original Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina, claimed one eighth of the land granted in the charter of 1665. The claim was established as consisting of approximately the northern half of North Carolina and this territory came to be known as the Granville District also known as Oxford.

In 1752 parts of Granville County, Bladen County, and Johnston County were combined to form Orange County. In 1764 the eastern part of Granville County became Bute County. Finally, in 1881 parts of Granville County, Franklin County, and Warren County were combined to form Vance County.

Law and government

Granville County is a member of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments. Granville County is governed by a commissioner/manager form of government under the laws of the state of North Carolina. Granville County has 7 commissioner electoral districts.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 537 square miles (1,390 km²), of which, 531 square miles (1,376 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) of it (1.02%) is water.

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Townships

The county is divided into nine townships: Brassfield, Dutchville, Fishing Creek, Oak Hill, Oxford, Salem, Sassafras Fork, Tally Ho, and Walnut Grove.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2005, there were 53,674 people, 16,654 households, and 12,040 families residing in the county. The population density was 91 people per square mile (35/km²). There were 17,896 housing units at an average density of 34 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 59.3% White, 34.9% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.43% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 4.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,654 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,965, and the median income for a family was $46,013. Males had a median income of $30,418 versus $24,840 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,118. About 9.00% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 36°18′N 78°40′W / 36.30°N 78.66°W / 36.30; -78.66


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Granville County, North Carolina
File:Granville County nc seal.gif
Map
File:Map of North Carolina highlighting Granville County.png
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1746
Seat Oxford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.02%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

48498
Website: www.granvillecounty.org

Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 48,498. Its county seat is Oxford6.

Contents

History

The county was formed in 1746 from Edgecombe County. It was named for John Carteret, who as heir to one of the eight original Lords Proprietors of the Province of Carolina, claimed one eighth of the land granted in the charter of 1665. The claim was established as consisting of approximately the northern half of North Carolina and this territory came to be known as the Granville District also known as Oxford.

In 1752 parts of Granville County, Bladen County, and Johnston County were combined to form Orange County. In 1764 the eastern part of Granville County became Bute County. Finally, in 1881 parts of Granville County, Franklin County, and Warren County were combined to form Vance County.

Law and government

Granville County is a member of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,390 km² (537 sq mi). 1,376 km² (531 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.02%) is water.

Townships

The county is divided into nine townships: Brassfield, Dutch Creek, Fishing Creek, Mount Energy, Oak Hill, Oxford, Salem, Sassafras Fork, Tally Ho, and Walnut Grove.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 48,498 people, 16,654 households, and 12,040 families residing in the county. The population density was 35/km² (91/sq mi). There were 17,896 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 60.74% White, 34.94% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.43% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 4.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,654 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,965, and the median income for a family was $46,013. Males had a median income of $30,418 versus $24,840 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,118. About 9.00% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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

External links

Coordinates: 36°18′N 78°40′W / 36.30, -78.66

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Granville County, North Carolina
Map

Location in the state of North Carolina

North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1746
Seat Oxford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

537 sq mi (1,391 km²)

5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.02%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

48,498
91/sq mi (35/km²)
Website: www.granvillecounty.org

Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, 48,498 people lived there. Its county seat is Oxford.

Contents

History

The county was made in 1746 from Edgecombe County.

In 1752 parts of Granville County, Bladen County, and Johnston County were combined to form Orange County. In 1764 the eastern part of Granville County became Bute County. And in 1881 parts of Granville County, Franklin County, and Warren County were combined to form Vance County.

Government

Granville County is part of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.

Bordoring Counties

The counties border, or connect to, Granville County:

Cities and towns

These cities and towns are in Granville County:

  • Butner
  • Creedmoor
  • Oxford
  • Stem
  • Stovall

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