- Wingate, North Carolina
official_name = Wingate, North Carolina
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Wingate, North Carolina
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Union
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 4.4
area_land_km2 = 4.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.7
area_land_sq_mi = 1.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2406
population_density_km2 = 552.2
population_density_sq_mi = 1430.2
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 179
elevation_ft = 587
latd = 34 |latm = 59 |lats = 6 |latNS = N
longd = 80 |longm = 26 |longs = 50 |longEW = W
Wingate is located at coor dms|34|59|6|N|80|26|50|W|city (34.985021, -80.447254)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,406 people, 751 households, and 464 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 1,430.2 people per square mile (553.0/km²). There were 825 housing units at an average density of 490.4/sq mi (189.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.03% White, 26.06% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 1.45% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.20% of the population.
There were 751 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the town the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 35.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $45,250. Males had a median income of $33,173 versus $22,708 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $13,884. About 13.8% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.
The town is known mainly for
Wingate Universityand the Jesse Helms Center.
* [http://wingate.govoffice.com/ Official website of Wingate, NC]
* [http://www.wingate-vfd.org/ Official website of the Wingate Fire Department]
* [http://www.wingate.edu/ Official website of Wingate University]
* [http://www.jessehelmscenter.org/ Official website of the Jesse Helms Center]
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