Stem, North Carolina

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Stem, North Carolina
—  Town  —
Location of Stem, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°12′2″N 78°43′25″W / 36.20056°N 78.72361°W / 36.20056; -78.72361Coordinates: 36°12′2″N 78°43′25″W / 36.20056°N 78.72361°W / 36.20056; -78.72361
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyGranville
Area
 • Total1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation476 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total463
 • Density308.7/sq mi (119.2/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code27581
Area code(s)919
FIPS code37-65320
 
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Stem, North Carolina
—  Town  —
Location of Stem, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°12′2″N 78°43′25″W / 36.20056°N 78.72361°W / 36.20056; -78.72361Coordinates: 36°12′2″N 78°43′25″W / 36.20056°N 78.72361°W / 36.20056; -78.72361
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyGranville
Area
 • Total1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation476 ft (144 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total463
 • Density308.7/sq mi (119.2/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code27581
Area code(s)919
FIPS code37-65320

Stem is a town in Granville County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 463 at the 2010 Census.

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History

The town of Stem was established as a separate and distinct entity from Tally Ho township in 1888 by William Thomas Stem. The Stem family were co-proprietors of a general store in the Tally Ho township[1] and owners of the land where a new spur of the Richmond and Danville Railroad terminated. Stem was built around this new rail station. The town was incorporated in 1911.[2]

Geography

Stem is located at 36°12′2″N 78°43′25″W / 36.20056°N 78.72361°W / 36.20056; -78.72361Coordinates: 36°12′2″N 78°43′25″W / 36.20056°N 78.72361°W / 36.20056; -78.72361[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), including 35,338 square feet (3,283.0 m2) of water area.

Stem is located in the Tally Ho voting precinct of Granville County.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 463 people in 194 households. The population density was 308.7 inhabitants per square mile (119.2/km²). The average housing density was 129.3 per square mile (49.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.6% White, 8.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 7.1% from other races (or "Identified by two or more"). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.

There were 194 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them. The average household size was 2.39.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 34, 21.6% from 35 to 49, 17.3% from 50 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,313 with a mean household income of $47,701. The per capita income for the town was $22,411. About 12.9% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under the age of eighteen[4].

Schools

The town of Stem is assigned to the following schools:

Government

The mayor for the town of Stem is Nancy Alford. The Stem Town Commissioners are Lonnie Cole Sr.,Marshall Blalock, Renee Green, Kenneth McLamb and Kevin Easter.

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