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Wadesboro, North Carolina
—  Town  —
Location of Wadesboro, North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°58′5″N 80°4′17″W / 34.96806°N 80.07139°W / 34.96806; -80.07139
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Anson
Area
 - Total 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 - Land 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 512 ft (156 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,552
 - Density 1,194.2/sq mi (461.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28170
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-70380[1]
GNIS feature ID 0996663[2]
Website www.cityofwadesboro.org

Wadesboro is a town in Anson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,552 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Anson County[3].

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Geography

Wadesboro is located at 34°58′5″N 80°4′17″W / 34.96806°N 80.07139°W / 34.96806; -80.07139 (34.968096, -80.071488)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,552 people, 1,393 households, and 930 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,194.2 people per square mile (461.8/km²). There were 1,585 housing units at an average density of 532.9/sq mi (206.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 41.69% White, 56.36% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 1,393 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.7% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 75.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,302, and the median income for a family was $29,514. Males had a median income of $25,043 versus $20,774 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,500. About 23.0% of families and 25.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.2% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.

Filmmaking in Wadesboro

Steven Spielberg filmed The Color Purple in Wadesboro, and a large white farmhouse (the Huntley house in Lilesville, NC - also known as the James Bennett Plantation - located a few miles off Highway 74) was used extensively as the main exterior location in that film. Most of the town scenes were done in Marshville, NC; the store is an actual store called Apple Jacks and dirt was layed out of over pavement during filming. The film Evil Dead II was also filmed in Wadesboro, and the Huntley house became the production office for the film. Most of the Evil Dead II was shot in the woods near that farmhouse, or J.R. Faison Junior High School, which is where the interior cabin set was located.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "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.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Bob Saget's Notebook and Handy Dandy Notebook

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Wadesboro, North Carolina
—  Town  —
Coordinates: 34°58′5″N 80°4′17″W / 34.96806°N 80.07139°W / 34.96806; -80.07139
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Anson
Area
 - Total 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 - Land 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 512 ft (156 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,552
 Density 1,194.2/sq mi (461.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28170
Area code(s) 704

Wadesboro is a town in Anson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,552 people as of the year 2000. It is the county seat of Anson County.

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