- Granite Falls, North Carolina
official_name = Granite Falls, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Granite Falls, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Caldwell
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 11.2
area_land_km2 = 11.1
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 4.3
area_land_sq_mi = 4.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 4612
population_density_km2 = 417.1
population_density_sq_mi = 1080.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 363
elevation_ft = 1191
latd = 35 |latm = 48 |lats = 1 |latNS = N
longd = 81 |longm = 25 |longs = 59 |longEW = W
postal_code = 28630
area_code = 828
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 37-27420GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1020491GR|3
website = [http://www.granitefallsnc.com/ www.granitefallsnc.com]
Granite Falls is a town in Caldwell County,
North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,612 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Granite Falls is located at coor dms|35|48|1|N|81|25|59|W|city (35.800345, -81.432929)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.16%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,612 people, 1,758 households, and 1,211 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 1,080.4 people per square mile (417.0/km²). There were 1,849 housing units at an average density of 433.1/sq mi (167.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.06% White, 2.34% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.95% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.07% of the population.
There were 1,758 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $38,596, and the median income for a family was $47,064. Males had a median income of $28,309 versus $21,374 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $17,750. About 5.7% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.foothillsradio.com/ Kicks 103.3] , Kicks 103.3, local radio station.
* [http://www.foothillsradio.com/ WJRI] , News Talk 1340 WJRI, local radio station.
* [http://www.foothillsradio.com/ WKGX] , AM 1080 WKGX, local radio station.
- Country music singer
Eric Churchhails from Granite Falls.- Famous music promoter Rick Hendrixhails from Granite Falls.
* [http://www.granitefallsnc.com/ Official website of Granite Falls, NC]
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