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Encyclopedia > Reidsville (NC)

Reidsville is a city located in Rockingham County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 14,485. Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ...


Originally established in the early 19th century as an outpost and stop on the stage line that ran between Salisbury, NC and Danville, VA called Wrights Crossroads, the Reidsville community grew from a single home and Inn owned by the family of Reuben Reid (a local farmer, businessman, and justice of the peace who was the father of David S. Reid) into a thriving farming community primarily supporting tobacco production and cigarette manufacturing. Reidsville was officially incorporated by the North Carolina State Legislature in 1873 and became a key location of the American Tobacco Company which employed large numbers of city and county residents. The American Tobacco Company was the mainstay of Reidsville economics until its sale and closure in 1994. Many textile mills were established in Reidsville as well, with Cone Mills and Burlington Industries consolidating most of them in the mid-twentieth century, though most have now closed. Although Reidsville has experienced economic recession in recent years the community has enjoyed a renewal of growth as a sleeper city supplying a source of rural development for the surrounding larger cities. David Reid 2 Categories: Stub | 1813 births | 1891 deaths | Governors of North Carolina | United States Senators ... The North Carolina General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The American Tobacco Company was founded in 1890 by J. B. Duke as a merger between a number of tobacco manufacturers including Allen and Ginter. ... The American Tobacco Company was founded in 1890 by J. B. Duke as a merger between a number of tobacco manufacturers including Allen and Ginter. ... Burlington Industries was a diversified U.S. fabric maker. ...


Geography

Location of Reidsville, North Carolina

Reidsville is located at 36°20'43" North, 79°40'30" West (36.345347, -79.675094)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias NC county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.6 km² (14.9 mi²). 34.6 km² (13.4 mi²) of it is land and 3.9 km² (1.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 10.14% 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 14,485 people, 6,013 households, and 3,902 families residing in the city. The population density was 418.3/km² (1,083.1/mi²). There were 6,477 housing units at an average density of 187.0/km² (484.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.02% White, 39.52% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 2.63% 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 United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,013 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.92. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,040, and the median income for a family was $37,553. Males had a median income of $30,745 versus $21,991 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,414. 15.1% of the population and 11.6% of families were below the poverty line. 23.9% of those under the age of 18 and 14.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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. ...


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Reidsville Chamber of Commerce: Reidsville, NC (561 words)
Reidsville, which officially became a town in 1873 and got its first mayor in Major Oaks in 1875, had grown to between 3,500 and 4,000 residents in 1885.
Between 1901 and 1965 Reidsville grew, mostly to the south and southwest, by 5.4 square miles and increased its population by more than 10,000.
The mission of the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the business environment with advocacy, mentoring, and education and to promote economic growth.
Reidsville, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (580 words)
Reidsville was officially incorporated by the North Carolina State Legislature in 1873 and became a key location of the American Tobacco Company which employed large numbers of city and county residents.
Many textile mills were established in Reidsville as well, with Cone Mills and Burlington Industries consolidating most of them in the mid-twentieth century, though most have now closed.
Although Reidsville has experienced economic recession in recent years the community has enjoyed a renewal of growth as a sleeper city supplying a source of rural development for the surrounding larger cities.
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