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Jones County, North Carolina
Seal of Jones County, North Carolina
Seal
Map of North Carolina highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1779
Seat Trenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

473 sq mi (1,225 km²)

1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.30%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,381
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Website www.co.jones.nc.us

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 10,381. Its county seat is Trenton6.

History[edit | edit source]

The county was formed in 1779 from the southwestern part of Craven County. It was named for Willie Jones, a Revolutionary leader and president of the North Carolina Council of Safety; he was later the state's chief opponent of ratification of the United States Constitution.

Law and government[edit | edit source]

Jones County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,226 km² (473 sq mi). 1,222 km² (472 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.30%) is water.

Townships[edit | edit source]

The county is divided into seven townships, which are both numbered and named: 1 (White Oak), 2 (Pollocksville), 3 (Trenton), 4 (Cypress Creek), 5 (Tuckahoe), 6 (Chinquapin), and 7 (Beaver Creek).

Adjacent Counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

{{USCensusPop | title=Historical Populations | 1900=8226 | 1910=8721 | 1920=9912 | 1930=10428 | 1940=10926 | 1950=11004 | 1960=11005 | 1970=9779 | 1980=9705 | 1990=9414 | 2000=10381 | estimate=10204 | estyear=2006 | estref=<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/37/37133.html%7Ctitle=Onslow County QuickFacts|publisher=U.S. Census Bureau As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,381 people, 4,061 households, and 2,936 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (22/sq mi). There were 4,679 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 60.97% White, 35.87% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.70% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,061 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.20% were married couples living together, 15.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,882, and the median income for a family was $35,180. Males had a median income of $28,662 versus $19,536 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,916. About 14.20% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.30% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Map of Jones County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 35°01′N 77°22′W / 35.01, -77.37

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