Brunswick County, North Carolina

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Coordinates: 34°02′N 78°13′W / 34.04, -78.22

Brunswick County, North Carolina
Seal of Brunswick County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Brunswick County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of USA NC
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1764
Seat Bolivia
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,050 sq mi (2,719 km²)
855 sq mi (2,214 km²)
195 sq mi (505 km²), 18.59%
 - (2009)
 - Density

85/sq mi (33/km²)

Brunswick County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2008, the population was 103,160. Brunswick County is the 37th fastest growing county in the country., July 2010  Its county seat is Bolivia.[1] Brunswick County is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History Edit

The county was formed in 1764 from parts of Bladen County and New Hanover County. It was named for the colonial port of Brunswick Town (now in ruins) which was itself named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg; at the time held by the British kings of the House of Hanover.

Law and government Edit

Brunswick County is a member of the regional Cape Fear Council of Governments. Brunswick county is in the inner coastal plain.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,050 square miles (2,719.5 km2), of which 855 square miles (2,214.4 km2) is land and 195 square miles (505.0 km2) (18.59%) is water. The Brunswick River and the Cape Fear River provide access to the Atlantic Ocean.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 73,143 people, 30,438 households, and 22,037 families residing in the county. The population density was 86 people per square mile (33/km²). There were 51,431 housing units at an average density of 60 per square mile (23/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.30% White, 14.38% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 2.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,438 households out of which 25.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.20% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 29.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,888, and the median income for a family was $42,037. Males had a median income of $30,138 versus $22,066 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,857. About 9.50% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities Edit

Map of Brunswick County North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Brunswick County, North Carolina, with municipal and township labels.

  • Lockwoods Folly
  • Northwest
  • Shallotte
  • Smithville Township           
  • Town Creek
  • Waccamaw.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Other areas

Adjacent countiesEdit

See alsoEdit



External linksEdit

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