Davie County
Davie County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°56′N 80°32′W / 35.93°N 80.54°W / 35.93; -80.54
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1836
Named forWilliam R. Davie
SeatMocksville
Largest townMocksville
Area
 • Total267 sq mi (690 km2)
 • Land264 sq mi (680 km2)
 • Water3.0 sq mi (8 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
43,286
 • Density163.96/sq mi (63.31/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district13th
Websitewww.co.davie.nc.us

Davie County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,240.[1] Its county seat is Mocksville.[2]

Davie County is included in the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area.

History

The county was formed in 1836 from Rowan County. It was named for William R. Davie,[3] Governor of North Carolina from 1798 to 1799.

Davie county was initially strongly Unionist. However, 1,147 soldiers from Davie County fought in the American Civil War for the Confederate States of America.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 267 square miles (690 km2), of which 264 square miles (680 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (1.1%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18407,574
18507,8663.9%
18608,4948.0%
18709,62013.3%
188011,09615.3%
189011,6214.7%
190012,1154.3%
191013,39410.6%
192013,5781.4%
193014,3866.0%
194014,9093.6%
195015,4203.4%
196016,7288.5%
197018,85512.7%
198024,59930.5%
199027,85913.3%
200034,83525.0%
201041,24018.4%
202042,7123.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2013[1]

2020 census

Davie County racial composition[10]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 34,809 81.5%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,413 5.65%
Native American 96 0.22%
Asian 277 0.65%
Pacific Islander 5 0.01%
Other/Mixed 1,737 4.07%
Hispanic or Latino 3,375 7.9%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 42,712 people, 16,405 households, and 11,586 families residing in the county.

2000 census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 34,835 people, 13,750 households, and 10,257 families residing in the county. The population density was 131 people per square mile (51/km2). There were 14,953 housing units at an average density of 56 per square mile (22/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.44% White, 6.80% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 3.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,750 households, out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was well distributed by age, with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,174, and the median income for a family was $47,699. Males had a median income of $33,179 versus $24,632 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,359. About 6.40% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.20% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.


Communities

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

Towns

Townships

Unincorporated communities

Wine region

Portions of Davie County are located in the Yadkin Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area. Wines made from grapes grown in the Yadkin Valley AVA may use the appellation Yadkin Valley on their labels.

Census-designated place

Politics, law and government

United States presidential election results for Davie County, North Carolina[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 18,228 72.02% 6,713 26.52% 370 1.46%
2016 15,602 71.71% 5,270 24.22% 884 4.06%
2012 14,687 71.05% 5,735 27.75% 248 1.20%
2008 13,981 68.64% 6,178 30.33% 209 1.03%
2004 12,372 74.17% 4,233 25.38% 75 0.45%
2000 10,184 72.75% 3,651 26.08% 163 1.16%
1996 8,141 64.51% 3,525 27.93% 954 7.56%
1992 6,796 54.86% 3,675 29.67% 1,916 15.47%
1988 7,988 71.37% 3,166 28.29% 38 0.34%
1984 8,201 73.72% 2,911 26.17% 13 0.12%
1980 6,302 63.79% 3,289 33.29% 289 2.93%
1976 4,772 56.39% 3,635 42.96% 55 0.65%
1972 5,613 75.69% 1,578 21.28% 225 3.03%
1968 3,866 49.04% 1,502 19.05% 2,515 31.90%
1964 4,460 59.10% 3,086 40.90% 0 0.00%
1960 4,788 65.96% 2,471 34.04% 0 0.00%
1956 4,599 68.55% 2,110 31.45% 0 0.00%
1952 4,010 62.50% 2,406 37.50% 0 0.00%
1948 2,679 54.02% 1,917 38.66% 363 7.32%
1944 3,244 58.87% 2,266 41.13% 0 0.00%
1940 2,532 46.65% 2,896 53.35% 0 0.00%
1936 2,502 50.26% 2,476 49.74% 0 0.00%
1932 2,473 50.52% 2,381 48.64% 41 0.84%
1928 2,959 73.17% 1,085 26.83% 0 0.00%
1924 2,672 59.64% 1,795 40.07% 13 0.29%
1920 2,591 61.47% 1,624 38.53% 0 0.00%
1916 1,245 57.61% 910 42.11% 6 0.28%
1912 810 40.93% 823 41.59% 346 17.48%


Davie is a strongly Republican county, being one of seven North Carolina counties to be won by Alf Landon in 1936, and one of thirteen to be carried by Barry Goldwater in 1964. The only Democrat to win the county since World War I has been Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940, when he was aided by support for Britain's World War II effort by the county's population – which is predominantly of British ancestry.[13]

Davie County is a member of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. In the North Carolina Senate, it is part of the 31st Senate District, represented by Republican Joyce Krawiec. In the North Carolina House of Representatives, Davie County is part of the 79th District represented by Republican Julia C. Howard.

Major highways

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 101.
  4. ^ Hasty, Mary Alice (2009). The Civil War roster of Davie County, North Carolina : biographies of 1,147 men before, during and after the conflict. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co. ISBN 9780786438570.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 67-68 ISBN 0786422173

Coordinates: 35°56′N 80°32′W / 35.93°N 80.54°W / 35.93; -80.54