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Princeton, North Carolina
Town
Location of Princeton, North Carolina
Location of Princeton, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°27′55″N 78°9′37″W / 35.46528°N 78.16028°W / 35.46528; -78.16028
PRINCETON NORTH CAROLINA Latitude and Longitude:

35°27′55″N 78°9′37″W / 35.46528°N 78.16028°W / 35.46528; -78.16028
CountryUnited States
State North Carolina
County Johnston
Government
 • MayorDon Rains
Area
 • Total1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Land1.03 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation151 ft (46 m)
Population ( 2010)
 • Total1,194
 • Estimate (2016) [1]1,307
 • Density1,152/sq mi (444.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code27569
Area code(s) 919
FIPS code37-53820 [2]
GNIS feature ID1022084 [3]
Website www.myprincetonnc.com

Princeton is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,194. [4] Each May the town celebrates Princeton Community Day, a festival dedicated to promoting community involvement and town pride. The town holds municipal elections in November in odd-number years to elect its mayor and town council.

History

The Princeton Graded School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [5]

Geography

Princeton is in eastern Johnston County at 35°27′55″N 78°9′37″W / 35.46528°N 78.16028°W / 35.46528; -78.16028 (35.465236, -78.160414). [6] U.S. Route 70 runs along the northern edge of the town, leading northwest 9 miles (14 km) to Interstate 95 near Selma and southeast 11 miles (18 km) to Goldsboro.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2), all of it land. [4]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890248
190028113.3%
191035426.0%
192040313.8%
193050926.3%
19405120.6%
195060818.8%
196094855.9%
19701,04410.1%
19801,034−1.0%
19901,18114.2%
20001,066−9.7%
20101,19412.0%
Est. 20161,307 [1]9.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]

As of the census [8] of 2010, there were 1,194 people, 502 households, and 320 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,705.7 people per square mile (663.3/km²). There were 571 housing units at an average density of 815.7 per square mile (317.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.2% White, 25.5% African American, 5.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.9% of the population.

There were 502 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 76.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.4 males age 18 and over.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,143, and the median income for a family was $38,063. Males had a median income of $26,726 versus $20,690 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,116. About 26.5% of families and 30.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 56.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

  • Princeton School - one of the last in the state of NC to be a "consolidated school". Now K-5th grades attend a new school built in 2008, while 6th through 12th grades remain at the original location.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Princeton town, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ 2010 Census Fact Finder Data [1] Retrieved on 12 September 2013.

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