Asheboro, North Carolina

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Asheboro, North Carolina
City
Motto: "Exactly where you want to be."
Location of Asheboro, North Carolina
Location of Asheboro, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°42′55″N 79°48′47″W / 35.71528°N 79.81306°W / 35.71528; -79.81306Coordinates: 35°42′55″N 79°48′47″W / 35.71528°N 79.81306°W / 35.71528; -79.81306
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyRandolph
Government
 • MayorDavid Smith
Area
 • Total15.4 sq mi (40.0 km2)
 • Land15.3 sq mi (39.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total25,012
 • Density1,412.5/sq mi (545.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes27203-27205
Area code(s)336
FIPS code37-02080[1]
GNIS feature ID1018863[2]
Websitewww.ci.asheboro.nc.us
 
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Asheboro, North Carolina
City
Motto: "Exactly where you want to be."
Location of Asheboro, North Carolina
Location of Asheboro, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°42′55″N 79°48′47″W / 35.71528°N 79.81306°W / 35.71528; -79.81306Coordinates: 35°42′55″N 79°48′47″W / 35.71528°N 79.81306°W / 35.71528; -79.81306
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyRandolph
Government
 • MayorDavid Smith
Area
 • Total15.4 sq mi (40.0 km2)
 • Land15.3 sq mi (39.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total25,012
 • Density1,412.5/sq mi (545.4/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes27203-27205
Area code(s)336
FIPS code37-02080[1]
GNIS feature ID1018863[2]
Websitewww.ci.asheboro.nc.us

Asheboro is a city in and the county seat of Randolph County, North Carolina, United States.[3] The population was 21,672 at the 2000 census. It is the home of the state-owned North Carolina Zoo.[4]

Geography[edit]

Asheboro is located at 35°42′55″N 79°48′47″W / 35.71528°N 79.81306°W / 35.71528; -79.81306 (35.715211, -79.813001).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.4 square miles (40 km2), of which, 15.3 square miles (40 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.58%) is water. Asheboro is known as the center point of NC. Although Asheboro is located in the gently rolling Piedmont plateau region of central North Carolina, far to the east of the Appalachian Mountains, the town and surrounding area are surprisingly hilly. The town lies within the Uwharrie Mountains, an ancient series of ridges and monadnocks which have been worn down by erosion to high hills. As such, Asheboro gives the impression of being in a more mountainous area than it actually is.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,672 people, 8,756 households, and 5,516 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,412.5 people per square mile (545.5/km²). There were 9,515 housing units at an average density of 620.1 per square mile (239.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.45% White, 12.08% African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 7.72% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.9% of the population.

There were 8,756 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,676, and the median income for a family was $39,397. Males had a median income of $27,280 versus $21,834 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,382. About 12.5% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.8% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over. Domestic migration rates fell from 10.5% to 1.9% between 2000 and 2007. Poverty increased from 15.8% to 26.7% as incomes declined by 9.5%.[6]

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to Asheboro's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[7] the top employers in the city were:

#Employer# of Employees
1Randolph Hospital1,224
2Klaussner927
3Teleflex774
4Walmart690
5Eveready Battery Company734
6Asheboro City Schools670
7Technimark650
8Acme-McCrary615
9City of Asheboro410
10Hyosung318

In October 2012 Hyosung USA announced the closure of the Asheboro wire plant and loss of 310 jobs. Built by Goodyear and acquired by Hyosung in 2011, the plant makes wires for use in car and truck tires.[8]

Culture[edit]

Sports[edit]

Retail[edit]

Randolph Mall opened in 1982.

Notable people[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Asheboro lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 220 and Interstate 73/Interstate 74, which connect it to Greensboro, U.S. Route 64, which connects it to Raleigh, and North Carolina Highway 49, which connects it to Charlotte.

Asheboro Regional Airport serves general aviation traffic to and from the city. The closest airport with scheduled passenger service is Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.

Education[edit]

Asheboro City Schools operates public schools serving the city.

In addition the Randolph County Schools has its headquarters in Asheboro.[11]

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