Familypedia
Advertisement
This article is based on the corresponding article in another wiki. For Familypedia purposes, it requires significantly more historical detail on phases of this location's development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there. Also desirable are links to organizations that may be repositories of genealogical information..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can.


Hoke County, North Carolina
Hoke County Courthouse 2011-06.jpg
Hoke County Courthouse in Raeford
Seal of Hoke County, North Carolina
Seal
Map of North Carolina highlighting Hoke 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 1911
Named for Robert F. Hoke
Seat Raeford
Largest city Raeford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

392 sq mi (1,015 km²)
391 sq mi (1,013 km²)
1.6 sq mi (4 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

52,082
135.8/sq mi (52/km²)
Congressional district 9th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.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[]

  • Calloway Forest Preserve
  • Hoke Community Forest
  • Lumber River State Park
  • Robbin Heights Park
  • Rockfish Game Lands
  • Sandy Grove Church

Adjacent counties[]

Major water-bodies[]

  • Big Middle Swamp
  • Cabin Branch
  • Gum Branch
  • Juniper Creek
  • Kings Pond
  • Little Creek
  • Little Marsh Creek
  • Little Rockfish Lake
  • MacArthur Lake
  • Mill Creek
  • Mill Prong Preservation
  • Mott Lake
  • Mountain Creek
  • Nicholson Creek
  • Raft Swamp
  • Rockfish Creek (Cape Fear River tributary)
  • Stewarts Creek
  • Toneys Creek
  • Upchurch Lake
  • Williamson Pond

Major highways[]

  • US 15
  • US 401
  • US 501
  • NC 20
  • NC 211

Other major Infrastructure[]

  • Fort Bragg, multiple military airstrips located in Hoke County.

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 11,722
1930 14,244 21.5%
1940 14,937 4.9%
1950 15,756 5.5%
1960 16,356 3.8%
1970 16,436 0.5%
1980 20,383 24.0%
1990 22,856 12.1%
2000 33,646 47.2%
2010 46,952 39.5%
Est. 2021 53,114 [6] 57.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2020[11]

2020 census[]

Hoke County racial composition[12]
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[13] 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.


Communities[]

City[]

  • Raeford (county seat and largest city)

Census-designated places[]

  • Ashley Heights
  • Bowmore
  • Dundarrach
  • Five Points
  • Rockfish
  • Silver City

Townships[]

  • Allendale
  • Antioch
  • Blue Springs
  • Fort Bragg Military Reservation
  • McLauchlin
  • Raeford
  • Quewhiffle
  • Stonewall

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

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Hoke County, North Carolina
  • SandHoke Early College
  • North Carolina State Parks
  • Sandhills (Carolina), Region in south North Carolina.
  • North Carolina in the American Civil War

References[]

  1. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Hoke County, North Carolina" (in en). https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/hokecountynorthcarolina. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  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. https://books.google.com/books?id=SdrYv7S60fgC&pg=PA984&dq=Hoke+County+NC+history. 
  4. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_37.txt. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Hoke County, North Carolina". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/nc190090.txt. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  11. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/37/37093.html. 
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?g=0500000US37093&tid=DECENNIALPL2020.P2. 
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 

Further reading[]

  • Monroe, Joyce C.; Raeford-Hoke Museum (2011). Hoke County. Arcadia Publishing SC. ISBN 978-0-7385-8679-3. 

External links[]

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

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Hoke County, North Carolina. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Advertisement