Valdese, North CarolinaValdese
is a town located in Burke County, North Carolina
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 4,485.
Geography\nValdese is located at 35°44'36" North, 81°33'31" West (35.743270, -81.558662)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 14.1 km²
). 14.1 km² (5.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.18% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 4,485 people, 1,886 households, and 1,180 families residing in the town. The population density
is 318.3/km² (823.8/mi²). There are 1,992 housing units at an average density of 141.4/km² (365.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 91.53% White, 1.05% African American
, 0.22% Native American
, 3.99% Asian
, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.25% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 4.91% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,886 households out of which 28.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% are married couples living together, 12.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% are non-families. 33.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.90.
In the town the population is spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $30,617, and the median income for a family is $41,411. Males have a median income of $27,482 versus $22,429 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,965. 11.9% of the population and 8.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.7% are under the age of 18 and 11.5% are 65 or older.