Lake Waccamaw, North CarolinaLake Waccamaw
is a town located in Columbus County, North Carolina
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 1,411.
Geography\nLake Waccamaw is located at 34°18'54" North, 78°30'31" West (34.314998, -78.508708)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 8.9 km²
). 8.9 km² (3.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.29% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 1,411 people, 529 households, and 356 families residing in the town. The population density
is 158.4/km² (409.8/mi²). There are 793 housing units at an average density of 89.0/km² (230.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 80.65% White, 15.88% African American
, 2.27% Native American
, 0.07% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 529 households out of which 23.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% are non-families. 30.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.67.
In the town the population is spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 48 years. For every 100 females there are 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 79.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $47,692, and the median income for a family is $57,500. Males have a median income of $36,597 versus $22,054 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,502. 22.5% of the population and 6.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.1% are under the age of 18 and 51.3% are 65 or older.