Harkers Island, North CarolinaHarkers Island
is a town located in Carteret County, North Carolina
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 1,525.
Geography\nHarkers Island is located at 34°41'40" North, 76°33'19" West (34.694503, -76.555383)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 10.0 km²
). 6.6 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is land and 3.4 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 33.77% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 1,525 people, 661 households, and 497 families residing in the town. The population density
is 230.9/km² (598.4/mi²). There are 1,109 housing units at an average density of 167.9/km² (435.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.56% White, 0.00% African American
, 0.33% Native American
, 0.20% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.13% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 661 households out of which 21.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% are married couples living together, 5.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% are non-families. 21.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.65.
In the town the population is spread out with 15.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 35.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 49 years. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $33,125, and the median income for a family is $35,492. Males have a median income of $37,375 versus $18,913 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,790. 15.5% of the population and 13.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.8% are under the age of 18 and 19.1% are 65 or older.