Hoke County
County of Hoke
Hoke County Courthouse in Raeford
Hoke County Courthouse in Raeford
Flag of Hoke County
Official seal of Hoke County
Official logo of Hoke County
Map of North Carolina highlighting Hoke County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°01′N 79°14′W / 35.02°N 79.23°W / 35.02; -79.23
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1911
Named forRobert F. Hoke
SeatRaeford
Largest cityRaeford
Area
 • Total392 sq mi (1,020 km2)
 • Land391 sq mi (1,010 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2021)
53,114
 • Density135.8/sq mi (52.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district9th
Websitewww.hokecounty.org

Hoke County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, its population was 52,082.[1] Its county seat is Raeford.[2]

Hoke County is part of the Fayetteville metropolitan statistical area. The county is home to part of the Fort Bragg military reservation.

History

The county was formed in 1911 from parts of Cumberland and Robeson Counties. It was named for Robert F. Hoke, a Confederate general in the American Civil War.[3]

Law and government

Hoke County is a member of the regional Lumber River Council of Governments.

United States presidential election results for Hoke County, North Carolina[4]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 9,453 43.69% 11,804 54.55% 382 1.77%
2016 7,760 42.57% 9,726 53.35% 744 4.08%
2012 6,819 39.90% 10,076 58.96% 194 1.14%
2008 6,293 40.27% 9,227 59.05% 107 0.68%
2004 5,257 47.41% 5,794 52.25% 37 0.33%
2000 3,439 40.07% 5,017 58.46% 126 1.47%
1996 1,914 32.28% 3,510 59.20% 505 8.52%
1992 1,711 27.00% 3,730 58.86% 896 14.14%
1988 2,020 37.88% 3,281 61.52% 32 0.60%
1984 2,449 43.14% 3,214 56.61% 14 0.25%
1980 1,168 25.24% 3,376 72.95% 84 1.82%
1976 920 22.31% 3,186 77.27% 17 0.41%
1972 1,927 56.25% 1,466 42.79% 33 0.96%
1968 812 17.88% 2,185 48.11% 1,545 34.02%
1964 779 25.68% 2,254 74.32% 0 0.00%
1960 596 22.06% 2,106 77.94% 0 0.00%
1956 513 20.88% 1,944 79.12% 0 0.00%
1952 616 25.92% 1,761 74.08% 0 0.00%
1948 142 8.56% 1,339 80.71% 178 10.73%
1944 160 8.24% 1,782 91.76% 0 0.00%
1940 117 5.79% 1,904 94.21% 0 0.00%
1936 141 6.73% 1,953 93.27% 0 0.00%
1932 65 3.51% 1,780 96.22% 5 0.27%
1928 311 21.23% 1,154 78.77% 0 0.00%
1924 141 10.92% 1,146 88.77% 4 0.31%
1920 166 11.59% 1,266 88.41% 0 0.00%
1916 110 12.36% 780 87.64% 0 0.00%
1912 63 8.64% 626 85.87% 40 5.49%


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 392 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 391 square miles (1,010 km2) are land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.4%) are covered by water.[5]

State and local protected areas/sites

Adjacent counties

Major water-bodies

Major highways

Other major Infrastructure

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
192011,722
193014,24421.5%
194014,9374.9%
195015,7565.5%
196016,3563.8%
197016,4360.5%
198020,38324.0%
199022,85612.1%
200033,64647.2%
201046,95239.5%
202052,08210.9%
2021 (est.)53,114[6]2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[11]
2020[12]

2020 census

Hoke County racial composition[13]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 19,667 37.76%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 16,385 31.46%
Native American 3,803 7.3%
Asian 716 1.37%
Pacific Islander 189 0.36%
Other/Mixed 3,635 6.98%
Hispanic or Latino 7,687 14.76%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 52,082 people, 17,799 households, and 12,300 families residing in the county.

2010 census

As of the census[14] of 2010, 46,952 people, 11,373 households, and 8,745 families resided in the county. The population density was 86 people per square mile (33/km2). The 12,518 housing units averaged 32 per square mile (12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 44.53% White, 37.64% African American, 11.45% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 3.27% from other races, and 2.13% from two or more races. About 7.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000, of the 11,373 households, 41.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% were married couples living together, 18.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.10% were not families. About 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county, the population was distributed as 29.80% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 34.10% from 25 to 44, 17.60% from 45 to 64, and 7.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,230, and for a family was $36,110. Males had a median income of $27,925 versus $21,184 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,635. About 14.40% of families and 17.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 22.00% of those age 65 or over.


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Townships

Map of Hoke County, North Carolina, with municipal and township labels
Map of Hoke County, North Carolina, with municipal and township labels

See also

References

  1. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Hoke County, North Carolina". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Heidler, David Stephen; Heidler, Jeanne T.; Coles, David J. (2002). Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political Social and Military History. W.W. Norton. pp. 983–984. ISBN 978-0-393-04758-5. Archived from the original on May 11, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Hoke County, North Carolina". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Hoke County, North Carolina". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  13. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

Further reading

Coordinates: 35°01′N 79°14′W / 35.02°N 79.23°W / 35.02; -79.23