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Richmond County, North Carolina
Law and government
Richmond County is a member of the regional Lumber River Council of Governments.
The county is divided into seven townships: Beaverdam, Black Jack, Marks Creek, Mineral Springs, Rockingham, Steele, and Wolf Pit.
- Montgomery County, North Carolina - north
- Moore County, North Carolina - northeast
- Scotland County, North Carolina - southeast
- Marlboro County, South Carolina - south
- Anson County, North Carolina - west
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 46,564 people, 17,873 households, and 12,582 families residing in the county. The population density is 38/km² (98/mi²). There are 19,886 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (42/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 64.84% White, 30.53% Black or African American, 1.65% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 2.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 17,873 households out of which 32.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.30% are married couples living together, 17.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% are non-families. 26.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.01.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $28,830, and the median income for a family is $35,226. Males have a median income of $27,308 versus $20,453 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,485. 19.60% of the population and 15.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.70% of those under the age of 18 and 18.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
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