- Ayden, North Carolina
official_name = Ayden, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Ayden, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Pitt
leader_name = Stephen W. Tripp
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 6.0
area_land_km2 = 6.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 2.3
area_land_sq_mi = 2.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 4622
population_density_km2 = 770.1
population_density_sq_mi = 1994.5
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 20
elevation_ft = 66
latd = 35 |latm = 28 |lats = 16 |latNS = N
longd = 77 |longm = 25 |longs = 15 |longEW = W
postal_code = 28513
area_code = 252
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 37-02840GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1018886GR|3
website = [http://www.ayden.com/ www.ayden.com]
Ayden is a town in Pitt County,
North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,622 at the 2000 census and the 2007 estimated population was 4,827. [ [http://www.ayden.com/ayden-nc-economic-development.asp Ayden.com - Town Of Ayden, North Carolina - Economic Development ] ] The town is a part of the Greenville Metropolitan Area of North Carolina's Inner Banksregion.
Ayden is located at coor dms|35|28|16|N|77|25|15|W|city (35.470973, -77.420740)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), all of it land.
In 1891, William Henry Harris asked the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroadto build a train depot on a portion of his farm in order to create a village. A forty acre parcel of land was divided into residential lots surrounding the depot in "Harristown", with Harris owning every other lot. Within the next several years, lots were sold and homes built. Businesses began to open up to support the new residents, and on February 3, 1891, the town was incorporated as "Ayden." Within a few years, the Carolina Christian College and the Free Will Baptist Seminary were established. By 1919, Ayden had full-time electricity supplied by the Ayden municipal light plant. In 1922, the Mutual Building and Loan Association of Ayden was organized to help families obtain mortgages to build homes in Ayden. After experiencing tough times during the Great Depression, and after the Second World War, the town began to grow. To accommodate the growth, commercial, cultural, religious, and other establishments were opened within and around Ayden. The community is still growing today thanks to the continued development of Greenville as an industrial and economic center for eastern North Carolina. [ [http://www.ayden.com/ayden-nc-history.asp Ayden.com - Town Of Ayden, North Carolina - History ] ]
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,622 people, 1,936 households, and 1,217 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 1,994.5 people per square mile (769.2/km²). There were 2,067 housing units at an average density of 892.0/sq mi (344.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 47.64% White, 49.52% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.21% of the population.
There were 1,936 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 20.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $24,004, and the median income for a family was $34,808. Males had a median income of $30,991 versus $22,305 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $14,505. About 21.0% of families and 26.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.4% of those under age 18 and 34.1% of those age 65 or over.
Education in Ayden is administered by the Pitt County
Public SchoolSystem. The three schools located in Ayden include Ayden Elementary School, Ayden Middle School and Ayden-Grifton High School.
Higher education is provided by
Pitt Community College, located between Ayden and Greenville. East Carolina Universityis located in downtown Greenville.
The Ayden Collard Festival is held the week immediately following
Labor Dayin September. The annual event started in 1975 and includes a Collard Queen contest, sporting events, rides, live music, food, and a parade. [ [http://www.aydencollardfestival.com/ AydenCollardFestival.com - Ayden Collard Festival, Ayden, NC, Eastern North Carolina ] ]
* [http://www.ayden.com/ Official Ayden, NC website]
* [http://www.aydencollardfestival.com/ Ayden Collard Festival]
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