Nash County, North Carolina

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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.
Founded1777
Named forFrancis Nash
SeatNashville
Largest cityRocky Mount
Area
 • Total543 sq mi (1,406 km2)
 • Land540 sq mi (1,399 km2)
 • Water2 sq mi (5 km2), 0.45%
Population
 • (2010)95,840
 • Density161/sq mi (62/km²)
Congressional districts1st, 13th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.co.nash.nc.us
 
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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.
Founded1777
Named forFrancis Nash
SeatNashville
Largest cityRocky Mount
Area
 • Total543 sq mi (1,406 km2)
 • Land540 sq mi (1,399 km2)
 • Water2 sq mi (5 km2), 0.45%
Population
 • (2010)95,840
 • Density161/sq mi (62/km²)
Congressional districts1st, 13th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.co.nash.nc.us

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.

History[edit]

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

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

Law and government[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

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) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) of it (0.45%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
17907,390
18006,975−5.6%
18107,2684.2%
18208,18512.6%
18308,4903.7%
18409,0476.6%
185010,65717.8%
186011,6879.7%
187011,077−5.2%
188017,73160.1%
189020,70716.8%
190025,47823.0%
191033,72732.4%
192041,06121.7%
193052,78228.5%
194055,6085.4%
195059,9197.8%
196061,0021.8%
197059,122−3.1%
198067,15313.6%
199076,67714.2%
200087,42014.0%
201095,8409.6%
Est. 201295,708−0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 87,420 people, 33,644 households, and 23,920 families residing in the county. The population density was 162 people per square mile (62/km²). There were 37,051 housing units at an average density of 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. 3.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 33,644 households out of which 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 non-families. 25.00% 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 spread out with 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 the median income 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.

Communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

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

Townships[edit]

The county is divided into seventeen townships: Bailey, Battleboro, Castalia, Coopers, Dry Wells, Ferrells, Griffins, Jackson, Mannings, Nashville, North Whitakers, Oak Level, Red Oak, Rocky Mount, Spring Hope, South Whitakers, and Stony Creek.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°58′N 77°59′W / 35.97°N 77.99°W / 35.97; -77.99