Asheboro, North Carolina

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Asheboro is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 21,672. It is the county seat of Randolph CountyTemplate:GR.

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Geography

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Location of Asheboro, North Carolina

Asheboro is located at 35°42'55" North, 79°48'47" West (35.715211, -79.813001)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 40.0 km² (15.4 mi²). 39.7 km² (15.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.58% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 21,672 people, 8,756 households, and 5,516 families residing in the city. The population density is 545.5/km² (1,412.5/mi²). There are 9,515 housing units at an average density of 239.5/km² (620.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 76.49% White, 12.08% African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 7.72% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 19.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,756 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% are married couples living together, 12.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% are non-families. 31.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,676, and the median income for a family is $39,397. Males have a median income of $27,280 versus $21,834 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,382. 15.8% of the population and 12.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.8% of those under the age of 18 and 12.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Attractions

Asheboro is home to the North Carolina Zoo.

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