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Wingate, North Carolina
Wingate is located at 34°59'6" North, 80°26'50" West (34.985021, -80.447254).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,406 people, 751 households, and 464 families residing in the town. The population density is 553.0/km² (1,430.2/mi²). There are 825 housing units at an average density of 189.6/km² (490.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 70.03% White, 26.06% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 4.20% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 751 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% are married couples living together, 17.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% are non-families. 27.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.99.
In the town the population is spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 35.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 23 years. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $33,750, and the median income for a family is $45,250. Males have a median income of $33,173 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,884. 20.0% of the population and 13.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.9% of those under the age of 18 and 21.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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