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Encyclopedia > Bladen County, North Carolina
Bladen County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Bladen County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1734
Seat Elizabethtown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,298 km² (887 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
32 km² (12 mi²), 1.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

32,278
14/km² 
Website: www.bladeninfo.org

Bladen County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 32,278. Its county seat is Elizabethtown6. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Carolina ... Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Elizabethtown is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Elizabethtown is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Bladen County is the home of an astronaut named Curtis Brown. (Also painted on the building right beside Melvin's) The county was formed in 1734 as Bladen Precinct of Bath County, from New Hanover Precinct. It was named for Martin Bladen, a member of the Board of Trade. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1729 Seat Wilmington Area  - Total  - Water 849 km² (328 mi²) 334 km² (129 mi²) 39. ... The President of the Board of Trade the title of a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government. ... // About the number 1739 1739 is the smallest integer that can be written as sum of three perfect cubes, in two ways. ...


Originally, Bladen was a vast territory with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1750, when its western part became Anson County. In 1752 the northern part of Bladen County was combined with parts of Granville County and Johnston County to form Orange County. In 1754 the northern part of what was left of Bladen County became Cumberland County. In 1764 the southern part of what remained of Bladen County was combined with part of New Hanover County to form Brunswick County. In 1787 the western part of the now much smaller county became Robeson County. Finally, in 1808 the southern part of Bladen County was combined with part of Brunswick County to form Columbus County. Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London, England April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex... Anson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Johnston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1729 Seat Wilmington Area  - Total  - Water 849 km² (328 mi²) 334 km² (129 mi²) 39. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Robeson County is the largest county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Columbus County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Law and government

Bladen County is a member of the regional Lumber River Council of Governments. Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,298 km² (887 mi²). 2,266 km² (875 mi²) of it is land and 32 km² (12 mi²) of it (1.37%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Townships

The county is divided into sixteen townships: Abbotts, Bethel, Bladenboro, Brown Marsh, Carvers Creek, Central, Colly, Cypress Creek, Elizabethtown, East Arcadia, Frenches Creek, Hollow, Lake Creek, Turnbull, White Oak, and Whites Creek. A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...


Adjacent Counties

Cumberland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Sampson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pender County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Columbus County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Robeson County is the largest county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 32,278 people, 12,897 households, and 8,937 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (37/mi²). There were 15,316 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 57.22% White, 37.91% Black or African American, 2.04% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.97% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 3.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 12,897 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% were married couples living together, 15.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $26,877, and the median income for a family was $33,974. Males had a median income of $27,799 versus $21,973 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,735. About 16.60% of families and 21.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 24.20% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Bladenboro is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... Butters is a census-designated place located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... Clarkton is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... Dublin is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... East Arcadia is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... Elizabethtown is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... Kelly is a census-designated place located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... Tar Heel is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... White Lake is a town located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ... White Oak is a census-designated place located in Bladen County, North Carolina. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Bladen County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (571 words)
Bladen County is a county located in the state of North Carolina.
Bladen County is a member of the regional Lumber River Council of Governments.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
Columbus County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
Columbus County is a county located in the state of North Carolina.
The county was formed in 1808 from parts of Bladen County and Brunswick County.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who are 65 years of age or older.
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