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Encyclopedia > Alleghany County, North Carolina
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Alleghany County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 10,677. Its county seat is Sparta6.

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History

The county was formed in 1859 from the eastern part of Ashe County, North Carolina. It was named for the Allegheny River. Numerous boundary adjustments have been made since it was established, but none have resulted in new counties.


Law and government

Alleghany County is a member of the regional High Country Council of Governments.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 610 km˛ (236 mi˛). 608 km˛ (235 mi˛) of it is land and 2 km˛ (1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.37% water.


Townships

The county is divided into seven townships: Cherry Lane, Cranberry, Gap Civil, Glade Creek, Piney Creek, Prathers Creek, and Whitehead.


Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,677 people, 4,593 households, and 3,169 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km˛ (46/mi˛). There are 6,412 housing units at an average density of 11/km˛ (27/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 95.69% White, 1.23% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.75% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 4.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 4,593 households out of which 24.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% are married couples living together, 7.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% are non-families. 27.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.75.


In the county the population is spread out with 19.40% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $29,244, and the median income for a family is $38,473. Males have a median income of $25,462 versus $18,851 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,691. 17.20% of the population and 11.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.80% of those under the age of 18 and 25.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns


Regions of North Carolina
Coastal Plain | Land of the Sky | Piedmont | Piedmont Triad | Blue Ridge Mountains | Outer Banks | Smoky Mountains | Research Triangle
Largest Cities

Asheville | Burlington | Cary | Chapel Hill | Charlotte | Concord | Durham | Fayetteville | Gastonia | Goldsboro | Greensboro | Greenville | Hickory | High Point | Jacksonville | Raleigh | Rocky Mount | Wilmington | Wilson | Winston-Salem

Counties
Alamance |

Alexander | Alleghany | Anson | Ashe | Avery | Beaufort | Bertie | Bladen | Brunswick | Buncombe | Burke | Cabarrus | Caldwell | Camden | Carteret | Caswell | Catawba | Chatham | Cherokee | Chowan | Clay | Cleveland | Columbus | Craven | Cumberland | Currituck | Dare | Davidson | Davie | Duplin | Durham | Edgecombe | Forsyth | Franklin | Gaston | Gates | Graham | Granville | Greene | Guilford | Halifax | Harnett | Haywood | Henderson | Hertford | Hoke | Hyde | Iredell | Jackson | Johnston | Jones | Lee | Lenoir | Lincoln | Macon | Madison | Martin | McDowell | Mecklenburg | Mitchell | Montgomery | Moore | Nash | New Hanover | Northampton | Onslow | Orange | Pamlico | Pasquotank | Pender | Perquimans | Person | Pitt | Polk | Randolph | Richmond | Robeson | Rockingham | Rowan | Rutherford | Sampson | Scotland | Stanly | Stokes | Surry | Swain | Transylvania | Tyrrell | Union | Vance | Wake | Warren | Washington | Watauga | Wayne | Wilkes | Wilson | Yadkin | Yancey


  Results from FactBites:
 
Alleghany County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (429 words)
Alleghany County is a county located in the state of North Carolina.
Alleghany County is a member of the regional High Country Council of Governments.
In the county the population is spread out with 19.40% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
North Carolina - encyclopedia article about North Carolina. (3463 words)
That the flag of North Carolina shall consist of a blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter N in gilt on the left and the letter C in gilt on the right of said star, the circle containing the same to be one-third the width of the union.
North Carolina is a Southern U.S. state A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America.
North Carolina is one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution American Revolution is the series of events, ideas, and changes that resulted in the political separation of thirteen colonies in North America from the British Empire and the creation of the United States of America.
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